Aquilegia desertorum

Arizona Columbine

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Item #: 50

Zones: 7a to 10b, at least

Dormancy: Evergreen

Height: 15" tall

Culture: Sun

Origin: United States

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)

Aquilegia desertorum is a wonderful Southwest native (Arizona, New Mexico) columbine that's rarely seen in the rest of the country. These dainty-looking plants are actually tough as nails. The disected foliage clothes the upright 2' tall stalks, topped, starting for us in early April with a superb show of scarlet orange flowers with yellow centers...definitely not for the pink garden enthusiast. In our trials, they have proven far more adaptable and long-lived than its East coast counterpart, Aquilegia canadensis.