Western Columbine: Our Favorite Flowers

Add visual interest to your garden with this unique flower.
Sun or Shade

Sun or Shade

©2008, Dorling Kindersley Limited

2008, Dorling Kindersley Limited

Columbine has delicate red, orange, and yellow flowers. It's happy in full sun or full shade. Aquilegia Formosa; Delicate red, orange, and yellow flowers. Happy in full sun or in full shade. H 24–36 in (60–90 cm); S 18 in (45 cm).

Add a burst of color to a cottage garden with the delicate, feminine Western columbine (Aquilegia formosa). This simple, old-fashioned perennial loves partial shade and moist soil.

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