This lovely species is 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 an open, spreading habit. It's the perfect columbine for a woodland garden. Other common names are Western Columbine, Red Spur Columbine, and Scarlet Columbine. Hardy in zones 4-9.