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Hollinshead Water-wise Garden Plants

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Taxon ID#

6

Common wildflower with showy red and yellow flowers

Scientific  Name:

Aquilegia formosa

Common Name 1

› Western Columbine

Family:

Ranunculaceae

Origins:

Native to western North America

Plant Type:

Herbaceous Plant, Perennial
Common Name 2

› Crimson Columbine

Common Name 3

Oregon native:

yes

Western state native:

yes

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Landscape Application Information

Seasonal Care

Resource Links

MAINTENANCE

Maintenance Level:

Low

Min. USDA Hardiness Zone:

3

Sun Preference:

Partial Sun

Water Preference:

M

Soil Preference:

Average, medium moisture, well-drained. Rich moist soils in part shade are preferred.

Fertilizer Needs:

Recommended Mulch:

PLANT DESCRIPTION

Foliage Color:

Green

Foliage Description:

Basal and lower stem leaves on long petioles divided 2-3 times, upper leaves sessile or nearly so.

Fragrant:

no

Predominant flower color:

Red

Flower Description:

Pendant, red and yellow, 2" across with straight spurs and golden stamens

Fall color:

no

Fall Color Description:

Winter Foliage:

Deciduous

Winter Interest:

no

Winter Interest Description:

Mature height:

1.5' to 3'

Mature spread:

24"

Growth rate:

Fast

LANDSCAPE APPLICATION

Deer Resistant:

yes

Fire Resistant:

yes

Attracts Pollinators:

yes

Attracts Butterflies:

yes

Native Habitat:

Can be found in a wide variety of habitats within its native range.

Attracts Birds:

yes

Cut/Dried Flowers:

no

Used by Wildlife:

no

Swales:

no

Wildlife Use:

Photo:
Pat Kolling

Hedge/Screen:

no

Border:

yes

Erosion Control:

no

Windbreak:

no

Ground Cover:

no

Provides Shade:

no

Rock Garden:

yes

Cover Structures:

no

First Bloom:

May

Last Bloom:

Adds Texture/Movement:

Aug

Ornamental Accent:

yes

no

Garden Observations:

Seasonal Care
Maintenance

SEASONAL CARE

Spring Care:

Summer Care:

Deadheading

Fall Care:

Cut to ground when foliage declines

Winter Care:

Long Term Care:

Insect Pests:

No serious pests

Wildlife Pests:

Diseases:

No serious diseases

Environmental Problems:

Dislikes poorly drained soils

Landscape Problems:

None

Care Comments:

Do not let soil completely dry out

RESOURCES

OSU Landscape Profile:

USDA Plants:

Calscape Database:

LBJ Native Plant Database:

Missouri Botanical Garden Database:

Monrovia Profile:

Alternate Source 1:

Alternate Source 2:

Source Comment:

Landscape Application
Resource Links

Plant Maintenance Information

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