The Good Seed Company
Columbine - Colorado
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This exquisitely delicate alpine columbine is native to our Rocky Mountains. Blue and lavender spurs are beautifully offset by a white corolla and yellow stamen. Early blooming perennial that grows to about 2.5 ft. Hummingbirds and other pollinators love them. Wildflower for naturalizing. Good permaculture, polyculture and homestead garden plant.
Direct seed into the garden after the last frost, plant 1" apart, 1/4" deep, thin to 12" apart. germination 3-4 weeks at 70-80℉ . Chill seeds at 40℉ or below for 4-5 days before planting. Columbines like moist fertile soil, and partial shade.
wonderful cut flower; beautiful maiden fern-like foliage
deer don’t seem fond of this plant
faster germination trick: spread seed on damp paper towel, fold, put in fridge inside zip-lock bag for 2 wks before planting
Latin Name: Aquilegia caerulea
Seed Count: 100
Plant Cycle: Perennial
Days to Germinate: 7-28
Days to Harvest: 60-80
Planting Seasons: Spring
Seed Type: Heirloom, Open Pollinated
Cold Hardy: Yes
Seed Saving Level: Intermediate
Seed Storage : About 4-6+ years, when properly stored (cool, dry, dark)
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