Aquilegia formosa

  • Aquilegia formosa  western columbine
  • Aquilegia formosa  western columbine
  • Aquilegia formosa  western columbine
western columbine

A popular native perennial with fern-like foliage and wonderful, nodding, spurred blossoms of red and yellow. Best with a little shade and moderate to regular moisture, but will tolerate full sun in somewhat cooler climates. The flower stalks reach 1 1/2’ to 3’ tall, with the grey-green foliage forming a mound of about 1 ft tall and wide. Flowers attract hummingbirds, while the seeds are relished by small birds such as sparrows and Juncos. If seed pods are left on the plants, you may get volunteer seedlings in the fall.

Call to confirm current supply. Availability as of September 8, 2022:

4in 1g
46 @
$5.50
85 @
$11.00