Native Columbine

Aquilegia canadensis

[aquilegia_canadensis]

Thomas Mann Randolph, Jefferson's son-in-law, observed this perennial wildflower blooming in the forests at Monticello on April 30, 1791. Jefferson may have planted this in his gardens for its attractive pendulous yellow and red flowers that thrive in the shade.

Growth Type: Perennial Color(s): Yellow, Reds, Orange Hardiness Zones: 3 - 8 Location at Monticello: East Lawn Planting Conditions: Shade Map it: 38.010099,-78.452071

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Blooming Dates 2001: Apr 28 – Jun 112002: Apr 1 – Jun 212003: Mar 31 – Jul 102004: Mar 29 – Jun 162005: Apr 12 – Jul 12006: Mar 31 – Jun 302007: Apr 6 – Jul 62008: Apr 10 – Jun 242009: Apr 6 – Jun 192010: Apr 6 – Jun 212011: Mar 29 – Jul 72012: Mar 22 – Jun 222013: Apr 11 – Jul 32014: Apr 24 – Jun 25