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Aquilegia canadensis 'Little Lanterns'

Little Lanterns Columbine
Aquilegia canadensis 'Little Lanterns'
Aquilegia canadensis 'Little Lanterns'

Dainty, nodding, bell-shaped red and yellow flowers on a compact, many-branched plant; makes a welcome addition to shade and woodland gardens

Ornamental Features

Little Lanterns Columbine is smothered in stunning nodding red bell-shaped flowers with yellow overtones at the ends of the stems from late spring to early summer. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its attractive lobed compound leaves remain bluish-green in color throughout the season.

Planting & Growing

Little Lanterns Columbine will grow to be only 6 inches tall at maturity extending to 10 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 10 inches. Its foliage tends to remain low and dense right to the ground. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 5 years. As an herbaceous perennial, this plant will usually die back to the crown each winter, and will regrow from the base each spring. Be careful not to disturb the crown in late winter when it may not be readily seen!

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full sun to shade







10 inches


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