|Aquilegia formosa var. pauciflora||Synonym|
|Aquilegia formosa var. hypolasia||Synonym|
|Sun Requirements:||Full Sun to Partial Shade
|Minimum cold hardiness:||Zone 2 -45.6 °C (-50 °F) to -42.8 °C (-45°F)
|Plant Height:||12-36 inches|
|Flower Color:||Other: Red and yellow, or red with a white throat.
Late spring or early summer
|Propagation: Seeds:||Provide light
Suitable for wintersowing
Sow in situ
Can handle transplanting
|Containers:||Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
|Conservation status:||Least Concern (LC)
Let's take a trip this week to Oregon and visit the lovely gardens created by Lynn Smith and her husband, Cliff. It's always fun to step out of our own climate to see what grows well in another, and sometimes it's even more fun to see what our climates have in common. You are going to love what you see!
|Posted by Bonehead (Planet Earth - Zone 8b) on Jan 21, 2019 10:18 AM
Native in the Pacific NW, found in moist open to shady meadows, rocky slopes, clearings. I call this Rainy Pass columbine, which seems to be a good spot for them to grow. The milky sap of the roots can be macerated and put on wounds to help form a scar; other parts of the plant may be used for diarrhea, dizziness, and aching joints. The common name is derived from columbina, which means 'dove like' to describe the flowers.
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