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Aquilegia canadensis ‘Little Lanterns’
Aquilegia canadensis ‘Little Lanterns’
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Aquilegia canadensis ‘Little Lanterns’

Dwarf Wild Columbine

USDA Zone: 2-9

Plant number: 1.050.070

A compact selection of an Eastern North American native wildflower, ideal for edging along woodland pathways, or growing near the front of a border. This makes a low mound of lacy, fern-like leaves, bearing sprays of small orange-red flowers with a yellow centre. Performs well in sun, in bright dappled shade or part day sun. Since Columbines are relatively short lived, allow some of the plants to go to seed and self sow. Leaf miners or sawfly may disfigure the leaves around flowering time. Simply trim off the ugly foliage and the plants will grow fresh leaves. Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds.

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Aquilegia canadensis ‘Little Lanterns’

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun or
  Partial Shade
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
  Average or
Care Level
Flower Colour
  Creamy Yellow
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Late Spring
Foliage Color
  Light Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Alpine & Rock
  Attracts Butterflies
  Attracts Hummingbirds
  Deer Resistant
  Drought Tolerant
  Rabbit Resistant
  Wild Flower
   25-30 cm
   10-12 inches
   25-30 cm
   10-12 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate