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Little Lanterns Wild Columbine

American Beauties Native Plants

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$36.49
This product does not ship to: Idaho
  • Full Shade (Less Than 2 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 8 - 10 Inches
  • Mature Spread 8 - 10 Inches
  • Growing Zones 3 - 8

Aquilegia canadensis ‘Little Lanterns’, also called Little Lanterns Wild Columbine, is a darling dwarf form of native columbine with prolific showy blooms. The trumpet-shaped red flowers sport yellow centers and are magnets for hummingbirds in the early spring. This perennial also attracts songbirds, bumblebees and native butterflies. It has lacy, lobed leaves that provide a lovely groundcover after the blooms are spent. These plants are very adaptable and can be easily tucked into shady corners needing some color.

Little lanterns in a low-mounding perennial that reaches 10 inches high and 12 inches wide. It is easy to grow and develops drought tolerance over time, although it performs best with regular water. Grow this cutie along garden paths, in the front of perennial borders, in cottage gardens, woodland gardens, or containers. This perennial is extremely cold hardy down to zone 3. It is resistant to leaf miners, deer, and rabbits. 

Little Lanterns Wild Columbine Care

Grow Little Lanterns in part sun to full shade, with no more than 4 hours of direct sunlight. They burn in hot afternoon sun and prefer moist woodland conditions. They are not particular about soil pH or soil type, and do not require fertilizer. Water regularly for best performance, and apply a light layer of mulch around the root zone. 

Trim stems back in late fall as the plant starts to go dormant. It may stay evergreen in warmer climates. Columbines will lightly self-seed, providing new plants that can be transplanted to desired areas. Remove spent flowers to prevent self-sowing. 

Little Lanterns Wild Columbine Spacing

Little Lanterns should be spaced approximately 12 inches apart for mass plantings. They grow readily in containers, which should be 12 inches in diameter to accommodate their deep root system.

Little Lanterns Wild Columbine Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 3 - 8
Plant Type: Perennials
Light Exposure: Full Shade (Less Than 2 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 8 - 10 Inches
Mature Spread: 8 - 12 Inches
Spacing: 8 - 12 Inches
Habit: Mounded
Flower Color(s): Orange, Red, Yellow
Flower Description:
Bloom Period: April to June
Foliage Type: Herbaceous
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description:
Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering, Summer Flowering
Watering: Average
Resists: Deer
Tolerates: Drought
Attracts: Birds, Butterflies
Container Role:
Uses: Borders, Edging, Specimen or Focal Point, Wildlife Gardens
Features: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flowers, Low Maintenance, Native to North America
Brand:
Common Name: Little Lanterns Wild Columbine
Other Name(s):
Scientific Name: AQUILEGIA CANADENSIS `LITTLE LANTERNS`
SKU:
1231003654-pc

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Known As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
 Volume:
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Known As:
   Quart

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
 Volume:
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Known As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
 Volume:
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
 Volume:
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
 Volume:
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
 Volume:
   2.32-2.76 gallons


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Winter to Early Spring

We ship only when it's warm enough to plant in your growing zone.
Sometimes plants aren't completely ready to sell and ship in early spring. We will wait until the plants are ready before shipping so you don't get a subpar product.
For Southern plants we will be able to ship much earlier than plants coming from our northern nursery.

Summer

If there is extreme heat we may delay shipping for a week or several weeks.
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Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

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