UC Master Gardeners, Santa Clara County, CA
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UC Master Gardeners, Santa Clara County, CA

Water Wise Plants

Aquilegia eximia

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Common Name
Serpentine Columbine
Plant Type
Mature Size
5 ft. high and 1.5 ft. wide
Water Requirements
Low: water every three weeks until the root ball is wet
Sun/Shade Requirements
Half sun
  • Hummingbirds
Flower Color
Yellow and orange
Maintenance- Design- Planting Tips

Columbines are great plants for woodland areas. Their blooms are delicate and lovely. In the summer, the foliage tends to die back. Aquilegia eximia, a California native, is a UC Davis Arboretum All-Star plant.

PADG notes: Our Aquilegia eximia planted in partial sun hasn't done as well as we would like. We are trying it in a shady spot. The plant may need more water than our water wise garden is given.

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