Columbine Mix Seeds

The state flower of Colorado.

Availability: In stock

$2.50

Details

These columbines bloom in a variety of colors, including shades of dark purple, light purple, red, yellow, and pink. The unique-looking flowers have spurs and their centers look like honeycombs. Columbines attract hummingbirds and can be used in cut-flower arrangements as well. Being drought-tolerant once established, they are perfect for rock or woodland gardens in light shade. Columbine is the state flower of Colorado.

Michigan Seeds grown on our farm Renegade Acres in Howell, MI!

Additional Info

Botanical Name Aquilegia sp.
Life Cycle Perennial
Min. Time to Germinate 30 Days
Max. Time to Germinate 3 Months
Depth to Sow Seeds Surface Sow; press seeds gently into the soil to make good contact, but do not cover with any additional soil; these seeds require light to germinate
When to Sow Indoors 6-8 weeks before last spring frost, Outdoors after all danger of spring frost is past, Outdoors in early spring, a month before the last spring frost, Early Fall
Growing Height 18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
Plant Spacing 12-15 in. (30-38 cm)
Hardiness USDA Zone 3a: to -35F, USDA Zone 3b: to -30F, USDA Zone 4a: to -25F, USDA Zone 4b: to -20F, USDA Zone 5a: to -15F, USDA Zone 5b: to -10F, USDA Zone 6a: to -5F, USDA Zone 6b: to 0F, USDA Zone 7a: to 5F, USDA Zone 7b: to 10F, USDA Zone 8a: to 15F, USDA Zone 8b: to 20F, USDA Zone 9a: to 25F, USDA Zone 9b: to 30F
Sun Exposure Sun to Partial Shade, Light Shade
Danger All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested, Seed is poisonous if ingested
Bloom Time Late Spring/Early Summer, Mid-Spring
Foliage Herbaceous
Other Details Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater, Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season, This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Soil pH Requirements 6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
Propagation Methods Direct sow as soon as the ground can be worked, From seed; direct sow after last frost, From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall, From seed; sow indoors before last frost, From seed; stratify if sowing indoors, From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse
Seed Collecting Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds
Seeds Per Pack 50