Wild Eastern Columbine
A graceful plant with red-spurred drooping bell-like flowers with yellow centers from spring through early summer, deeply cut foliage comes up early in the spring & varies over the season from blue-green to maroon, easy to grow, self seeds readily (but not annoyingly!), attracts hummingbirds (one of the first important hummingbird nectar plants in the early spring!), in the northern part of its range itís a food plant for Columbine Duskywing Butterfly caterpillars (Erynnis lucilius), interesting cut flower.
Plant Hardiness Zones: 3a-8b
Other common names: Red Columbine
Native Range: MB, ON, QC south to the FL panhandle & n. TX. Rare in FL
Germination - Easy: Cold stratify 6 weeks, surface sow
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