{"id":5655522312341,"title":"Red Columbine (Aquilegia formosa)","handle":"aquilegia-formosa","description":"\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eTaprooted perennial with characteristic reddish-orange flowers with spurred petals that attract bumblebees and hummingbirds. This plant is best in medium moisture in partial shade, but in deeper soils can be planted with more sunlight. Delicate and beautiful foliage for woodland gardens and open forest restoration projects. This species should not be planted close to horticultural columbines (pink, white, purple, etc.) because they readily hybridize.\u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003cdiv id=\"sfncontainer\"\u003e\n\u003cbutton class=\"accordion\" type=\"button\"\u003ePlant Details\u003c\/button\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"accordion-panel\"\u003e\n\u003ctable class=\"single_plant_view\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003ctbody data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003ctr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cth class=\"right\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003ehabitat\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"left\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003eWoodlands and forest edges\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cth class=\"right\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003elight\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"left\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003eFull sun to part shade\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cth class=\"right\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003emoisture\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"left\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003eMesic to moist\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cth class=\"right\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eheight\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"left\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003e15 – 100 cm\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cth class=\"right\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eflowering\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"left\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003eMay to July\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cth class=\"right\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003ehabit\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"left\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003ePerennial herb\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cth\u003eadvantages\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\u003cspan\u003eAttracts hummingbirds\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cth class=\"right\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003ecompanion plants\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"left\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003ePearly Everlasting, Fringecup, Great Camas, Western Buttercup, Columbia Brome, California Brome, Sword Fern, Miner's Lettuce, Western Fescue, White Fawn-Lily, Dull Oregon-grape, Large-leaved Avens\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003c\/tbody\u003e\n\u003c\/table\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cbutton class=\"accordion\" type=\"button\"\u003eSeed Details\u003c\/button\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"accordion-panel\"\u003e\n\u003ctable class=\"single_plant_view\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003ctbody data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003ctr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cth class=\"right\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eseeds\/packet\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"left\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eDetails coming soon\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cth class=\"right\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eseeds\/gram\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"left\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e694\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cth class=\"right\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eseeds\/square meter \u003ca title=\"How do I calculate how much seed I need?\" href=\"https:\/\/satinflowernurseries.ca\/a\/faq\"\u003e*?\u003c\/a\u003e\n\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"left\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eDetails coming soon\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cth class=\"right\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003esquare meters\/gram\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"left\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eDetails coming soon\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cth class=\"right\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003egermination\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"left\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eCold stratification is required. Sow in fall for spring germination.\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cth class=\"right\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eseeding info\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"left\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003eThe beautiful black shiny seeds of Red Columbine need to be sown in fall for spring germination. It's important to sow the seeds in well-drained soil or risk rotting the young taproots. Sow preferably in partial shade, though they will germinate in full sun, but tend to grow more slowly. The cotyledons are beautiful colours and form little taproots quickly and flower in their second year.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003c\/tbody\u003e\n\u003c\/table\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e","published_at":"2020-08-27T12:15:04-07:00","created_at":"2020-08-27T12:15:04-07:00","vendor":"Saanich Native Plants","type":"plant","tags":["ADVANTAGES_Attracts Pollinators","BLOOMTIME_Apr-Jun","BLOOMTIME_Jul-Sep","FORM_forb","HABITAT_meadow","HABITAT_sandy or rocky","HABITAT_wetland","HABITAT_woodland","LIGHT_partial","LIGHT_sun","SOIL_medium","TYPE_perennial"],"price":500,"price_min":500,"price_max":1000,"available":true,"price_varies":true,"compare_at_price":null,"compare_at_price_min":0,"compare_at_price_max":0,"compare_at_price_varies":false,"variants":[{"id":35977301885077,"title":"1 gal","option1":"1 gal","option2":null,"option3":null,"sku":"aquilegia-formosa-1gal","requires_shipping":true,"taxable":true,"featured_image":null,"available":false,"name":"Red Columbine (Aquilegia formosa) - 1 gal","public_title":"1 gal","options":["1 gal"],"price":1000,"weight":0,"compare_at_price":null,"inventory_management":"shopify","barcode":null,"requires_selling_plan":false,"selling_plan_allocations":[]},{"id":35977301917845,"title":"10 cm","option1":"10 cm","option2":null,"option3":null,"sku":"aquilegia-formosa-10cm","requires_shipping":true,"taxable":true,"featured_image":null,"available":true,"name":"Red Columbine (Aquilegia formosa) - 10 cm","public_title":"10 cm","options":["10 cm"],"price":500,"weight":0,"compare_at_price":null,"inventory_management":"shopify","barcode":null,"requires_selling_plan":false,"selling_plan_allocations":[]},{"id":40610649604245,"title":"Bulk Seed","option1":"Bulk Seed","option2":null,"option3":null,"sku":"aquilegia-formosa-bulkseed","requires_shipping":true,"taxable":true,"featured_image":null,"available":false,"name":"Red Columbine (Aquilegia formosa) - Bulk Seed","public_title":"Bulk Seed","options":["Bulk Seed"],"price":500,"weight":1,"compare_at_price":null,"inventory_management":"shopify","barcode":null,"requires_selling_plan":false,"selling_plan_allocations":[]},{"id":40381245620373,"title":"Seed Packet","option1":"Seed Packet","option2":null,"option3":null,"sku":"aquilegia-formosa-seedpacket","requires_shipping":true,"taxable":true,"featured_image":null,"available":false,"name":"Red Columbine (Aquilegia formosa) - Seed Packet","public_title":"Seed Packet","options":["Seed Packet"],"price":600,"weight":5,"compare_at_price":null,"inventory_management":"shopify","barcode":null,"requires_selling_plan":false,"selling_plan_allocations":[]}],"images":["\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0435\/5306\/3061\/products\/aquilegiaformosa_Custom.jpg?v=1616167297","\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0435\/5306\/3061\/products\/aquilegiaformosa2_Custom.jpg?v=1616167297"],"featured_image":"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0435\/5306\/3061\/products\/aquilegiaformosa_Custom.jpg?v=1616167297","options":["Size"],"media":[{"alt":null,"id":21154420359317,"position":1,"preview_image":{"aspect_ratio":1.0,"height":1140,"width":1140,"src":"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0435\/5306\/3061\/products\/aquilegiaformosa_Custom.jpg?v=1616167297"},"aspect_ratio":1.0,"height":1140,"media_type":"image","src":"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0435\/5306\/3061\/products\/aquilegiaformosa_Custom.jpg?v=1616167297","width":1140},{"alt":null,"id":21154420392085,"position":2,"preview_image":{"aspect_ratio":1.0,"height":1140,"width":1140,"src":"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0435\/5306\/3061\/products\/aquilegiaformosa2_Custom.jpg?v=1616167297"},"aspect_ratio":1.0,"height":1140,"media_type":"image","src":"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0435\/5306\/3061\/products\/aquilegiaformosa2_Custom.jpg?v=1616167297","width":1140}],"requires_selling_plan":false,"selling_plan_groups":[],"content":"\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eTaprooted perennial with characteristic reddish-orange flowers with spurred petals that attract bumblebees and hummingbirds. This plant is best in medium moisture in partial shade, but in deeper soils can be planted with more sunlight. Delicate and beautiful foliage for woodland gardens and open forest restoration projects. This species should not be planted close to horticultural columbines (pink, white, purple, etc.) because they readily hybridize.\u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003cdiv id=\"sfncontainer\"\u003e\n\u003cbutton class=\"accordion\" type=\"button\"\u003ePlant Details\u003c\/button\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"accordion-panel\"\u003e\n\u003ctable class=\"single_plant_view\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003ctbody data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003ctr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cth class=\"right\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003ehabitat\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"left\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003eWoodlands and forest edges\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cth class=\"right\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003elight\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"left\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003eFull sun to part shade\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cth class=\"right\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003emoisture\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"left\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003eMesic to moist\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cth class=\"right\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eheight\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"left\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003e15 – 100 cm\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cth class=\"right\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eflowering\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"left\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003eMay to July\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cth class=\"right\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003ehabit\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"left\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003ePerennial herb\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cth\u003eadvantages\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\u003cspan\u003eAttracts hummingbirds\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cth class=\"right\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003ecompanion plants\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"left\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003ePearly Everlasting, Fringecup, Great Camas, Western Buttercup, Columbia Brome, California Brome, Sword Fern, Miner's Lettuce, Western Fescue, White Fawn-Lily, Dull Oregon-grape, Large-leaved Avens\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003c\/tbody\u003e\n\u003c\/table\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cbutton class=\"accordion\" type=\"button\"\u003eSeed Details\u003c\/button\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"accordion-panel\"\u003e\n\u003ctable class=\"single_plant_view\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003ctbody data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003ctr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cth class=\"right\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eseeds\/packet\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"left\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eDetails coming soon\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cth class=\"right\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eseeds\/gram\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"left\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e694\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cth class=\"right\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eseeds\/square meter \u003ca title=\"How do I calculate how much seed I need?\" href=\"https:\/\/satinflowernurseries.ca\/a\/faq\"\u003e*?\u003c\/a\u003e\n\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"left\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eDetails coming soon\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cth class=\"right\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003esquare meters\/gram\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"left\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eDetails coming soon\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cth class=\"right\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003egermination\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"left\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eCold stratification is required. Sow in fall for spring germination.\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cth class=\"right\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eseeding info\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"left\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003eThe beautiful black shiny seeds of Red Columbine need to be sown in fall for spring germination. It's important to sow the seeds in well-drained soil or risk rotting the young taproots. Sow preferably in partial shade, though they will germinate in full sun, but tend to grow more slowly. The cotyledons are beautiful colours and form little taproots quickly and flower in their second year.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003c\/tbody\u003e\n\u003c\/table\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e"}

Red Columbine Aquilegia formosa

Plant Description
Taprooted perennial with characteristic reddish-orange flowers with spurred petals that attract bumblebees and hummingbirds. This plant is best in medium moisture in partial shade, but in deeper soils can be planted with more sunlight. Delicate and beautiful foliage for woodland gardens and open forest restoration projects. This species should not be planted close to horticultural columbines (pink, white, purple, etc.) because they readily hybridize.
habitat Woodlands and forest edges
light Full sun to part shade
moisture Mesic to moist
height 15 – 100 cm
flowering May to July
habit Perennial herb
advantages Attracts hummingbirds
companion plants Pearly Everlasting, Fringecup, Great Camas, Western Buttercup, Columbia Brome, California Brome, Sword Fern, Miner's Lettuce, Western Fescue, White Fawn-Lily, Dull Oregon-grape, Large-leaved Avens
seeds/packet Details coming soon
seeds/gram 694
seeds/square meter *? Details coming soon
square meters/gram Details coming soon
germination Cold stratification is required. Sow in fall for spring germination.
seeding info The beautiful black shiny seeds of Red Columbine need to be sown in fall for spring germination. It's important to sow the seeds in well-drained soil or risk rotting the young taproots. Sow preferably in partial shade, though they will germinate in full sun, but tend to grow more slowly. The cotyledons are beautiful colours and form little taproots quickly and flower in their second year.
Size
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