Columbine (Aquilegia x hybrida)
At a Glance
  • Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Sun/Shade
  • Mature Height: 12 Inches to 3 Feet
  • USDA Hardiness Zones: 3 - 9
  • Soil Conditions: Moist, Well-Drained
  • Foliage Color: Green
  • Bloom Color: Bi-color, Blue, Peach, Pink, Purple, Red, White
  • Bloom Season: May through June
  • Size: Medium

Features of Columbine


Airy, graceful fan like blue-green foliage and large, spurred flowers in a wide range of colors. Plants tend to deteriorate over time especially if drainage is poor. Count on 3 years for most plantings, so need to replace periodically. Attractive to hummingbirds. Many species of columbine are available that tend to be more vigorous and are less favored by leaf miner. They tend to reseed freely, but hybrids will not come true from seed.


Sun to partial shade in moist well-drained soils