Sun Exposure: Full, Partial, Shade
Soil Moisture: Medium, Medium-Dry, Dry
Bloom Time: April through June
Bloom Color: Red
Attracts: butterflies, bees, hummingbirds
Pollinator Benefit: Larval Host for Columbine Duskywing Butterfly
Columbine (Aquilegia canadensis), also called Red or American Columbine, is one of the first plants to provide nectar in the spring for bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds. The colorful flowers are red flowing into yellow. Besides being an early bloomer, Columbine will tolerate a large range of soil and sun types, so you'll have success with it in full sun as well as shade. It can grow in pine tree areas and is deer-resistant. The seeds of Aquilegia are shiny black and smooth - like tiny black pearls. They can bounce on hard soil surfaces, aiding in their distribution.
Info from www.prairiemoon.com