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Aquilegia eximia

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Aquilegia exima

Botanical Name: Aquilegia eximia
Common Name: Van Houtte's Columbine

A large and showy Columbine with a long blooming season. Use in a mixed border in partial sun. Flowers are red and yellow and attract hummingbirds. Some summer moisture is best.

Plant Family: Ranunculaceae
Plant Type: Perennial
Height by Width: 2-3' H x 3' W
Growth Habit: Dense, clumping
Deciduous/Evergreen: Drought-deciduous
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Part sun
Soil Preference: Well-draining, acidic
Water Requirements: Regular
Cold Hardy to: 6000'
Flower Season: Spring/Summer
Flower Color: Red-Yellowish
Endangered?: Not Listed
Distribution: Mount Pinos region, from Ventura County to Mendecino County
Natural Habitat: Seeps, moist ravines, mixed evergreen or coniferous forests

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