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How to Grow Eastern Red Columbine

Gardeners and lovers of flowers alike love columbines.  This wild version called Eastern Red Columbine is also known as the American Columbine.  The plant grows wild all the way from Canada to Florida and from Texas to the Dakotas.

How to grow Eastern red columbine

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Showy Eastern Red Columbine

One can easily see why it is so loved. The flowers are very showy, with a bright strawberry red bell shape that has a bright yellow stamens.   It is sure to attract butterflies and hummingbirds. Click here to purchase Seeds for Red columbine from Outside Pride on Amazon.

Growing Conditions:

  • Zones:  Perennial in zones 7-8
  • Light:  Will grow in anything from part shade to full sun
  • Height:  Up to 24 inches
  • Soil and water: well drained soil, will tolerate drought/dry conditions
  • How to grow:  Start from seeds.
  • Bloom time:  Early summer
  • Attracts:  Birds and Butterflies
  • Foliage:  Remains attractive most of the year.

For general tips on growing columbine, the perennial plant, be sure to check out this post

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