Aquilegia formosa

Aquilegia formosa




  • Perennial growing 2 to 3 feet tall
  • Flowers in spring
  • Grows in many plant communities: chaparral oak and mixed evergreen or coniferous forests
  • Prefers stream banks, seeps, moist places
  • Tolerates some shade but likes sun if there is plenty of moisture
  • Found in Bay hills, Diablo and Hamilton sections

Berkeley, El Sobrante, Mt. Diablo, Mt. Diablo Upper


1 gallon, 4 inch

bloom season Apr
bloom season Aug
pollinators Birds
habitat Chaparral
habitat Coastal scrub
sun Full Shade
soil Good
water High
bloom season Jul
bloom season Jun
bloom season May
water Mod
sun Part Shade
flower color Red
habitat Riparian
soil Well-drained
dormancy winter

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