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Aquilegia formosa - Flower closeup

Aquilegia formosa - Flower closeup

Aquilegia formosa ''

Western columbine

More About Aquilegia formosa ''



Additional:

Western columbine Growing and Maintenance Tips


Height:

- Inches

Spread:

- Inches

Spacing:

- Inches

Sunset Zone:

USDA Hardiness Zone:

Aquilegia formosa '' Characteristics

Attributes

  • Cold Tolerant
  • Drought Tolerant
  • California native

Foliage color

  • Green

Growth habit (plant shape)

  • Upright

Exposure

  • Light or dappled shade
  • Sunny all day - Coast
  • Morning sun

Season of interest (flowering)

  • Spring

Water requirements

  • None - Low

Critter resistance

  • Deer resistant

Wildlife appeal

  • Attracts hummingbirds

Suggested uses

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

Origin

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

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)