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Click for previous Image Image 1 of 2 Aquilegia formosa Western columbine
Aquilegia formosa - Flower closeup

Aquilegia formosa - Flower closeup

Aquilegia formosa

Western columbine




Aquilegia formosa Characteristics

Attributes

  • Drought Tolerant
  • California native
  • Cold Tolerant

Foliage color

  • Green

Growth habit (plant shape)

  • Upright

Exposure

  • Full sun - Coast
  • Morning sun
  • Light or dappled shade

Season of interest (flowering)

  • Spring

Water requirements

  • None - Low

Critter resistance

  • Deer resistant

Wildlife appeal

  • Attracts hummingbirds

Suggested uses

  • Under pine trees
  • Under redwoods
  • Under CA native oaks

Origin

  • Pacific NW (North CA, OR, WA, BC, AK)
  • California

Plants that work well with Aquilegia formosa ''

California fescue California fescue (Festuca californica)
Douglas' iris Douglas' iris (Iris douglasiana)
Fringe cups Fringe cups (Tellima grandiflora)
Snowberry Snowberry (Symphoricarpus albus)
Twinberry Twinberry (Lonicera involucrata)
Sticky monkey flower Sticky monkey flower (Mimulus aurantiacus)
Island alum root Island alum root (Heuchera maxima)
Western sword fern Western sword fern (Polystichum munitum)
Yerba buena Yerba buena (Satureja douglasii)