Columbine, European Columbine, European Crowsfoot, Granny's Bonnets
Aquilegia vulgaris 'Clementine Red'

Family: Ranunculaceae (ra-nun-kew-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Aquilegia (a-kwi-LEE-jee-a) (Info)
Species: vulgaris (vul-GAIR-iss) (Info)
Cultivar: Clementine Red
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Category:

Perennials

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)

USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Danger:

Seed is poisonous if ingested

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Red

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse

From seed; stratify if sowing indoors

Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season

Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Algonquin, Illinois

Chicago, Illinois

Lexington, Kentucky

Spencer, Oklahoma

Lampasas, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

2
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0
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1
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RatingContent
Positive

On Jun 19, 2013, nutsaboutnature from Algonquin, IL (Zone 5a) wrote:

After several years of sporadic blooming this Aquilegia really took off this year! I had 3 plants originally. One of them disappeared after the first year.

The one that's doing the best is in a bed that was actually under water early this Spring for weeks after ridiculously heavy rains.

This year it grew huge with tons of blooms...just gorgeous! The other one isn't quite as large, but still very attractive. So glad I stuck with them.

Negative

On Aug 7, 2009, Marlina from Blaine, MN (Zone 4b) wrote:

Planted two of these last year and neither came back.

Positive

On May 31, 2008, revclaus from (Judith) Denver, CO (Zone 5b) wrote:

This is a lovely columbine, blooming freely in a container or the garden. I have three plants in a large container on a balcony in zone 5b. It gets some early morning and late afternoon sun, and a lot of wind which doesn't seem to bother it. Clear, green foliage. Subject to mildew and leaf miners.