Aquilegia formosa
Aquilegia formosa
(Crimson Columbine)

50 seeds   $2.75             
Aquilegia formosa

Aquilegia formosa is a lovely species, native to Colorado. The glowing red flowers with yellow centers bloom for several weeks in summer. The long bloom season and bright red color make it a good hummingbird flower.

Aquilegia formosa is tall, yet informal, with a graceful, spreading habit. It's the perfect columbine for a woodland garden. The flowers are good for cutting.

Also known as Crimson Columbine, Western Columbine, Red Spur Columbine, and Scarlet Columbine. Hardy in zones 4-9. Drought tolerant. Deer resistant.

height 36"

Sowing Aquilegia formosa Seeds

Start seeds indoors in late winter. Barely cover with soil, then refrigerate for 3 weeks. Full sun to part shade. Spacing 12".

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