Aquilegia eximia
“Serpentine Columbine”

Aquilegia eximia Serpentine ColumbineAquilegia eximia Serpentine Columbine

Hard to find, this distinct and regal (up to 5' tall!) CA native Columbine is exceptionally tough, long-lived and fascinating in person, with its multitude of large, crown-like, 2" bright scarlet blooms and showy, extra-long golden stamens. Dangling seductively on archy, branchy stems in Spring and Summer, hummingbirds can't resist! Immune to mildew and very tolerant of non-draining clay soil. Prefers a relatively moist situation, but tolerates several weeks of dryness once established.

Aquilegia eximia Serpentine Columbine


Sun/Part Shade Inland
Moist/Low water

USDA Zones 4-10