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Red Columbine, Western Columbine
Scientific Name: Aquilegia formosa Fisch. ex DC.
Synonym: Aquilegia shockleyi, Aquilegia mohavensis
Family: Ranunculaceae
Red Columbine, Western Columbine (Aquilegia  formosa)
Aquilegia formosa at the Flagstaff Arboretum in August
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 1-11,14-24,32-45
USDA: 4-8

Sun Exposure: Part sun to shade

Origin: Western North America, from California to Alaska

Growth Habits: Short-lived perennial, up to 2 feet tall and wide (60 cm)

Watering Needs: Moderate water, very low salt tolerance

Propagation: Seeds, division in spring

Aquilegia formosa at the Flagstaff Arboretum in August

Aquilegia formosa var. truncata at Paris's Jardin des Plantes Alpine garden

Blooming Habits:
Red, or red and yellow flowers, 1.5 to 2 inches wide (3.5 to 5 cm), from late spring to fall. The form sold as Aquilegia formosa var. truncata has more yellow.

Fruiting Habits:

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