The Aquilegia canadensis 'Little Lanterns', a delightful perennial that brings a splash of color and charm to any garden. This compact version of the native Columbine is renowned for its vibrant, red and yellow flowers and its ability to attract hummingbirds and butterflies, making it a favorite among garden enthusiasts.
Vibrant Blooms: Features stunning, lantern-shaped flowers with red sepals and yellow petals, blooming in late spring to early summer.
Compact Size: Reaches a height of approximately 10-12 inches, making it an ideal choice for borders, rock gardens, and containers.
Attracts Pollinators: A magnet for hummingbirds, butterflies, and bees, promoting a healthy and lively garden ecosystem.
Hardy Plant: Thrives in USDA Zones 3 to 8, adaptable to various climates and resilient to varying weather conditions.
Low Maintenance: Requires minimal care, making it suitable for both novice and experienced gardeners.
Light Requirement: Prefers partial to full shade but can tolerate some sunlight. Soil Type: Best in well-draining, fertile, and moist soil.
Watering: Keep the soil consistently moist but avoid waterlogged conditions.
Fertilizing: A balanced, slow-release fertilizer applied in spring will support growth and blooming.
Pruning: Deadhead spent flowers to encourage more blooms and maintain appearance.
The 'Little Lanterns' Columbine is versatile and can be planted in various settings such as woodland gardens, shaded borders, or containers. Its compact size and striking appearance make it a fantastic choice for adding color and interest to smaller spaces or foreground plantings.
Aquilegia canadensis 'Little Lanterns' is a charming addition to any garden, offering vibrant blooms and attracting a variety of pollinators. Its hardiness and low maintenance needs make it a practical and enchanting choice for gardeners looking to enhance their outdoor spaces with minimal effort.
Bring the enchanting world of 'Little Lanterns' Columbine to your garden and enjoy a symphony of color and life!