Go Back Columbine Clementine Red

Aquilegia Vulgaris
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Plant Type: Perennials

Aquilegia 'Clementine Red' is part of a spectacular new generation of Columbine with flowers resembling a small double flowering Clematis. The fuchsia-red flowers of Aquilegia 'Clementine Red' are fully double and spurless. Butterflies and hummingbirds love the intense color! The upward facing flowers also make excellent cut flowers. Resistant to both deer and rabbits.

The 'Clementine' series of aquilegia is the best we've seen in years! The plant habit is perfectly upright and the foliage is attractive even when the plants are not in bloom. In late spring and early summer, they produce picture perfect bouquets of flowers just above the mounded foliage.

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Growing & Maintenance Tips:

Columbine should be planted in partial shade areas in southernclimates. They can tolerate full sun in the north, although light shadewill prolong their flowering time. They grow very easily in loose,average to rich, well-drained soil. In the fall, columbine should becut back to their basal foliage. Remove only the dead leaves in thespring. Columbine can sometimes be affected by leaf miners. If thishappens, remove and destroy all the leaves affected by the leaf miners.Columbines do not require mulching unless they are planted in beds withwide open exposures. Propagation should be done by seed rather than bydivision.

Flower Color


Foliage Color


Plant Spread

12-18 inches

Good Companions

Hibiscus , Clematis 'The President', Veronica, Iris, Hosta, Delphinium

Plant Height

18 inches

Scape Height

Hardness Zone


Soil Moisture

Needs moist, moderate soil

Characteristics & Attributes


Border plants, Container, Cut flower, Mass plantings, Easy to grow

Bloom Time

Late spring to early summer

Critter Resistance

Deer and rabbit resistant


Full sun to partial or full shade

Growth Rate


Seasonal Interests