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Aquilegia canadensis

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Key information

Plant type

Hardy perennial

Flower colour

Red

Feature

Flowers, Attractive to wildlife

Hardiness

Hardy

Skill level

Beginner

photo by Richard Bloom, copyright GAP Photos (37268)

Plant details

An airy perennial found in rocky woodlands and clearings, which has dark green foliage and eye-catching, scarlet and lemon-yellow flowers which are produced from May to July. The Royal Horticultural Society has given it its prestigious Award of Garden Merit.

Family: Ranunculaceae

Genus: Aquilegia

Species: canadensis

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: Red

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers, Attractive to wildlife

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Moist

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 90cm

Spread: 30cm

Flowering period: May to July


Reader reviews

chantalou

Beautiful colours all over my garden, from white to light pink to dark purple. Must take pictures.



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