Aquilegia canadensis 'Corbett' (Wild Columbine) with drops of water on the leaves.

Aquilegia canadensis 'Corbett' (Columbine) Unity Grown

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'Corbett' is a compact cultivar of Aquilegia canadensis, a native columbine species also called eastern columbine; the 'Corbett' cultivar is noted for its buttery yellow bell or claw-shaped flowers with a deep golden center instead of the red blooms of the straight species. This easy to grow columbine variant blooms from spring into early summer, and only grows to a compact size of 12-18" tall. Though relatively short, 'Corbett' may still spread rapidly and form wide colonies via self-seeding.

'Corbett' columbines prefer average or organically rich well-drained soils in part shade, and can be found in nature in partly shaded woodland environments. Much like regular columbines, plants are not palatable to deer and should have some natural tolerance to deer and rabbit damage while providing pollinators, butterflies, and occasionally even hummingbirds with a steady food supply through several months of spring.

This specific Aquilegia canadensis 'Corbett' is grown from seed here at Unity Church Hill Nursery.

Native to U.S., Native to Maryland, and Native to Eastern Shore
Mature Plant Height: Short: 12-29"
Deciduous
Part Shade/Sun (4-6 hours of sun)
Soil Moisture: Well-drained and Medium
Soil Type: Wide Tolerance and Rich Organic Matter
Bloom Time: Spring
Flower Color: Yellow
Foliage color: Green
Features: Attracts Hummingbirds, Attracts Pollinators, and Attracts Butterflies
Tolerances: Deer Tolerant, Rabbit Tolerant, and Drought Tolerant
Garden Type: Pollinator Garden, Small Space, Woodland Garden, and Rain Garden

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