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Aquilegia formosa Western columbine

Aquilegia formosa - Flower closeup

Aquilegia formosa

Western columbine

More About Aquilegia formosa

  • California native.
  • Attracts hummingbids.



Aquilegia formosa Characteristics

Attributes

  • Cold Tolerant
  • Pet Friendly
  • California native
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Low Maintenance
  • Clay tolerant

Foliage color

  • Green

Growth habit (plant shape)

  • Upright

Exposure

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

Season of interest (flowering)

  • Spring

Your soil type

  • Dry Soil

Critter resistance

  • Deer resistant

Wildlife appeal

  • Attracts hummingbirds

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)