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Little Lanterns Native Columbine

A Butterfly and Hummingbird Magnet
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Little Lanterns Native Columbine

A Butterfly and Hummingbird Magnet
If you want your garden to be more pollinator-friendly but don't have a lot of space available, this is the perfect choice. It only grows about 1' high and 1' wide, but it's a native plant and an absolute magnet for hummingbirds and butterflies! And while they're there, they're likely to visit your other flowers, too. There's a lot of things you can do with Little Lanterns, tuck it in a border, naturalize it in a woodland garden, spread it as a ground cover…. It grows well in sun AND shade! The intricate blooms are long-lasting and make good cut flowers. To top it all off, deer rarely show any interest in native columbine.
  • Zone 3-8
  • Height 10 - 12 inches
  • Bloom Time Late spring to early summer
  • Light Requirements Full Sun, Partial Shade
  • Ship As 3" POT
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  • Botanical Name:

    Aquilegia canadensis 'Little Lanterns'

  • Height: 10 - 12 inches
  • Ship As: 3" POT
  • Spacing: 12 - 15 inches
  • Spread: 10 - 15 inches
  • Light Requirements: Full Sun, Partial Shade
  • Foliage Type: Deep green, deeply lobed foliage with a waxy appearance.
  • Bloom Time: Late spring to early summer
  • Flower Form: Distinctively bell shaped. The sepals are scarlet red with lemon a yellow corolla set inside. The stamens and styles extend out and down.
  • Planting Instructions: Partial shade area is best, but can handle full sun. Prefers cool conditions in summer.
  • Soil Requirements: Well drained, rocky soils.
  • Growth Rate: Moderate
  • Pruning: Cut plants back to 1-2" above the soil around mid-spring to stimulate new growth.
  • Winter Care: None.
  • Unable to ship to: AE AK GU HI PR



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