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 needs plenty of moisture

  • Found in Bay hills, Diablo and Hamilton sections


Berkeley, Briones RP, El Sobrante, Mt. Diablo, Mt. Diablo north, Mt. Diablo upper


1 gallon

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

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