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Aquilegia formosa - Red or Scarlet Columbine (Seed)

Aquilegia formosa - Red or Scarlet Columbine (Seed)

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  • Aquilegia formosa - Red or Scarlet Columbine (Seed)
    • Aquilegia formosa - Red or Scarlet Columbine (Seed)
    • Aquilegia formosa - Red or Scarlet Columbine (Seed)
    • Aquilegia formosa - Red or Scarlet Columbine (Seed)

    Aquilegia formosa - Red or Scarlet Columbine (Seed)

    Crown-shaped red and yellow flowers bloom in spring and summer. Likes summer water, especially if located in full sun. Deadhead to prolong the bloom season. Attracts hummingbirds. Caution: all parts are toxic.

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    Plant Characteristics
    Species NameAquilegia formosa
    Common NameRed or Scarlet Columbine
    Plant TypePerennials
    Height by Width4ft. x 2ft.
    Flower ColorRed, Maroon, Burgundy, Yellow, Gold
    Flowering MonthsApril, May, June, July, August, September
    Sun ExposureInland-Part Sun
    Water RequirementHigh
    Soil TypeAny
    Sowing SeasonFall/Winter
    Sowing Difficulty Level*Easy

    * Sowing difficulty levels:
    • Easy: Sow in-ground or in pots with simple or no pretreatment
    • Moderate: Sow in-ground or in pots with pretreatment; may produce staggered germination
    • Difficult: Sow in pots with pretreatment and stratification; may produce staggered germination
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