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Arizona Columbine

Aquilegia desertorum
SKU: HC014446
per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
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Aquilegia desertorum (Arizona Columbine) is a favorite around here with its profusion of small, bright orange and yellow flowers. Blooms all summer when dead-headed regularly. It is native to the middle elevations of Coconino Country in Arizona and is very amenable to non-mountain climates. A High Country Gardens Introduction.
key features
Botanical Name
Aquilegia desertorum
Growing Zones
Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8
Native, Bee Friendly, Attracts Hummingbirds, Attracts Birds, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Long Bloom Time, Naturalizes, Cut Flowers, Container Planting
Soil Moisture
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Mature Height
18" tall
Bloom Time


18" tall x 15" wide (seed propagated). Arizona Columbine is a favorite around here with its profusion of small bright orange-yellow flowers. The amount of orange in the outer petals is variable. Even the dry, hot summer weather didn't shorten the 3-month blooming season. Like Golden Spur Columbine, Arizona Columbine comes down from the mountains into the middle elevations of Coconino Co. in north central Arizona and is more amenable to non-mountain climates. Shade is a must in hot desert climates.
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