Aquilegia formosa

Aquilegia formosa

Western red columbine

Previous scientific name(s): Aquilegia formosa var. communis, Aquilegia formosa var. communis, Aquilegia formosa var. hypolasia, Aquilegia formosa

Moderate to high water requirement; partial shade. Nodding red and yellow flowers bloom May to August along open woods, banks and seeps. An attractive, perennial bushy plant yielding many handsome blossoms.

Varieties: 

Species Attributes

Height: 
- 36 
in.
Life Form: 
Perennial
Native or Introduced: 
Native
Precipitation: 
Moderate - High
Sun & Shade Tolerance: 
Part Sun
Elevation: 
ft.

Soil Texture

Coarse: 
Not Adapted
Moderately Coarse: 
Average
Medium: 
Best
Moderately Fine: 
Best
Fine: 
Not Adapted

Soil pH

Acidic: 
Marginal
Neutral: 
Best
Basic: 
Not Adapted
Seeding Rate: 
- 5 
PLS lbs/Acre
Pure Seed per Bushel: 
48.00 lbs.
Seeds per Pound: 
400,000
Germination Time: 
Days
Mycorrhizal Dependent: 
Yes
Bloom Color: 
Red & Yellow
Blooming Season: 
Spring
Summer