April’s plant of the month is wild columbine (Aquilegia canadensis). Wild columbine has rocket shaped red and yellow flowers blooming from April through June attracting bees, butterflies, hawk moths, and hummingbirds. It is the larval host for the Columbine Duskywing butterfly. Growing in part shade to shady locations this drought tolerant, deer resistant perennial is an excellent choice for a variety of garden locations.
By Darl Fletcher In Growing Wild