About Aquilegia Little Lanterns
“Little Lanterns” is a good name for this pretty and petite Aquilegia. Their dangling red flowers are the best calling card for Hummingbirds. They grow well in sun or shade and deer rarely show any interest. This type of Aquilegia (also called Columbine) can be easily naturalized in woodland gardens. They are long-blooming, easy to grow, and will spread their light year after year.
Aquilegia Little Lanterns
Exposure: Shade or Sun
Bloom Time: Late Spring to Early Summer
Aquilegia Little Lanterns Features: Cut Flower, Deer Resistant Plants, Rabbit Resistant, Attracts Hummingbirds and Butterflies, Good Shade Plant, Perennial
Planting and Growing Aquilegia
Make sure to “harden off” your Aquilegia to cool nights and windy conditions before planting to prevent shock. Prepare your planting hole by turning the soil at least a shovel size deep and wide and be sure the hole is filled with plenty of organic matter for best results. Plant deep enough to cover the top of the root ball. Press down firmly on the soil and then water it in. Consider fertilizing once or twice a season. You can mulch if you like but not too close to the plant to avoid rot.