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Native Columbine

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: 
Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4, Zone 3
Location at Monticello: 
East Lawn
Planting Conditions: 
Shade
Blooming History: 
2001 Apr 28 to 2001 Jun 112002 Apr 1 to 2002 Jun 212003 Mar 31 to 2003 Jul 102004 Mar 29 to 2004 Jun 162005 Apr 12 to 2005 Jul 12006 Mar 31 to 2006 Jun 302007 Apr 6 to 2007 Jul 62008 Apr 10 to 2008 Jun 242009 Apr 6 to 2009 Jun 192010 Apr 6 to 2010 Jun 212011 Mar 29 to 2011 Jul 72012 Mar 22 to 2012 Jun 222013 Apr 11 to 2013 Jul 32014 Apr 24 to 2014 Jun 25
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