Aquilegia caerulea Red Hobbit

Red Hobbit Columbine

Red and White Aquilegia caerulea Red Hobbit, Aquilegia caerulea Red Hobbit, Red Hobbit Columbine

A dwarf variety of Rocky Mountain Columbine with red and white flowers. This little beauty comes true from seed and should be encouraged to re-seed itself in the garden where it makes colorful colonies.

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Zones 4 - 8
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Attract Hummingbirds
Attract Hummingbirds
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Plants for Small Spaces
Light Requirements
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Full Shade
Full Shade
Annual Rainfall
10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40", 40 to 50"
Ideal Region
Only in Western US
Bloom Time Late spring to early summer
Shipping Buy now and we'll ship your order at the ideal planting time for your region. Spring shipping begins February 29, based on zone. Learn More…
Size Plant - 5" deep pot
SKU 20812


12-14" tall x 12" wide. A delightful addition to the semi-shade border, Red Hobbit is a dwarf Danish selection with eye-catching red and white flowers. Hybridized from our native Rocky Mt. Columbine, it tolerates a wide range of growing conditions (sandy or loamy soil, full sun to part shade). We've found it does best in western gardens with compost-enriched soil with regular irrigation and protection from the afternoon sun. This stable hybrid comes true to color when reseeding in the garden, unlike many other hybrid varieties. (seed propagated)

SKU 20812
Common Name Red Hobbit Columbine
Botanical Name Aquilegia caerulea Red Hobbit
Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade, Full Shade
Flower Color Red, White
Mature Height 12-14" tall
Mature Spread 12" wide
Bloom Time Late spring to early summer
Ships As Potted Plant
Native Yes
Planting Season Spring / Summer, Fall
Soil Type Average Soil, Compost Enriched Garden Loam Soil
Soil Moisture Average
Amount of Rain 10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40", 40 to 50"
Advantages Deer Resistant, Attract Hummingbirds, Rabbit Resistant, Plants for Small Spaces
Ideal Region Western Only, Suitable Above 7000 ft
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Canada No

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Red Hobbit


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    Comments about High Country Gardens Aquilegia caerulea Red Hobbit:

    I never saw a single bloom.
    I tried some of your plants again this year--the catalogs and emails look so pretty--but not much success so far with your products.
    I ordered the Scrophularis-redbirds in a tree-last month. Very shocked to have received a plant that is smaller than the tag describing it--the plant is barely an inch high. We will see--maybe this was my last purchase.

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