Nodding Onion Gardens

Native Plant Nursery

Columbia Station, Ohio, USA


 Aquilegia canadensis - Wild Columbine

Ohio Native Plant - Natural Range
To view the natural range of Wild Columbine visit the USDSA Natural Resources Conservation Service website.
 Aquilegia canadensis - Wild Columbine
Aquilegia canadensis - Wild Columbine
Wildlife Significance
Nectar - humming birds, bumble bees and butterflies (Swallowtails and fritlillaries)

Pollen Collecting
Short-tongued Halictid bees collect pollen.

Host Plant -
sole food source for the Columbine Duskywing caterpillars.

- are not fond of this plant

For more detailed information on Wild Columbines visit the Illinois Wildflower site

Seed Provenance - Prairie Moon Nursery, MN  2012 - NOG  2014 - Present
 Aquilegia canadensis - Wild Columbine
Aquilegia canadensis - Wild Columbine
Cultivation Information
 Aquilegia canadensis - Wild Columbine
Wild Columbine
Height - 10 to 12 inches
Flower Color
- red to pale orange
Blooms - April - June
Sun - sun to light shade

Hardy Zone - 3 to 9

Soil - well drained
- 6.0 to 7.0
Family - Ranunculacea
Photo Prairie Moon Nursery

Propagation Notes

Cold Storage 60 days -
Small Zip lock plastic bag with a few table spoons of  moistened vermiculite

Light Required - Seeds need light to germinate - Planted on top of soil

Seeds Planted - 2-8-2012

Seeds Sprouted - 2-25-2012 - Very Sparse

Night Temperature - 61 - 63°F

Day Temperature - 64 - 65°F -Under florescent lights