General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Plant Height: 12 to 24 inches
Plant Spread: 6 to 12 inches
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Other: Fern-like, gray-green
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Bi-Color: Red and white
Bloom Size: 2"-3"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Uses: Cut Flower
Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Propagation: Seeds: Provide light
Suitable for wintersowing
Sow in situ
Can handle transplanting
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger

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Common names
  • Columbine
Also sold as:
  • Red Wing

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Location: Iowa
Location: Riverview, Robson, B.C. 
Date: 2008-06-07
 1:34 pm. A cheery face.
Location: Winter Park, Colorado
Date: Summer 2016
Happy Columbine
Location: Flowery Branch, GA
Date: 2018-05-13
Location: Flowery Branch, GA
Date: 2018-04-13
FFE 4/10/18
Location: Riverview, Robson, B.C. 
Date: 2017-01-29
 1:35 pm. A side view.
Location: Temple, TX
Date: 2014
Planted in part sun at my last house
Location: Iowa
Date: 2017-05-25
Location: Eagle Bay, New York
Date: 2017-06-12
Columbine (Aquilegia 'Songbird Cardinal') with unopened bds
Location: Upstate New York
Location: Farmer Johns Greenhouse, Farmington Hills, MI
Date: 2010-04-01

photo credit: Jamain
Location: Eagle Bay, New York
Date: 2019-06-11
Columbine (Aquilegia 'Songbird Cardinal')
Uploaded by Newyorkrita
Location: Peterborough, ON, Canada
Date: 2012-08-27

Image Courtesy of Bloomin Designs Nursery Used with Permission
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: Farmer Johns Greenhouse, Farmington Hills, MI
Date: 2010-04-01

Image Courtesy of Bloomin Designs Nursery Used with Permission
  • Uploaded by Joy
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GardensJohn On April 10, 2021 Obtained plant
My wife loves the color of this Columbine so I added two of them in the shady border of my garden to give them some protection from our sun and heat.
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