Aquilegia canadensis 'Little Lanterns' has star-shaped, coral-orange flowers with tubular corollas that are held above deeply lobed foliage. A dwarf variety of an old-fashioned favorite, 'Little Lanterns' gets only 12" tall. This columbine is long blooming and great for light shade or woodland settings, but can also take some sun. Aquilegia 'Little Lanterns' self-sows where happy. It may be cut back hard to encourage fresh new foliage after blooming.
Aquilegia canadensis is native to most of the eastern two-thirds of N. America.
Aquilegia canadensis 'Little Lanterns' prefers light shade, but tolerates full sun with sufficient moisture. It prefers well-drained soil. This perennial flower is attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds and is usually deer resistant.