Aquilegia/Columbine Seed ( Perennial )

Columbine, also known as Granny's Bonnet, has distinctive spurred flower petals. It is a hardy perennial. While individual plants live only about five years, it self seeds and so the plants come back again and again. Columbines range in color from light pastels to bright red, yellow, orange and purple.
Columbine attract bees, birds, and butterflies. They are resistant to deer. All parts of the columbine are poisonous to humans.
Columbine can be propagated by seed or transplant. It is considered hardy to the USDA zone 3. In most climates, columbine needs partial sun. In warm climates, more shade and less sun in the afternoon is preferred to keep the plant from burning up.
There are two ways to propagate columbine from seed. You can plant the seed in the fall and it will germinate in the spring, or you can put the seeds in the refrigerator for three to four weeks, then plant them in the spring. The seeds will not germinate without going through a period of cold. This will kill it. Plants planted from seed will not bloom the first year they are planted.

Columbine should be fertilized monthly when in bloom to ensure continued blooms. Use a general fertilizer such as 10-10-10 and follow the directions on the package.


TRN741 Barlow Mix ( Aquilegia vulgaris )
Clematis-flowered columbine. Fluffy, star-shaped blooms with pointed, overlapping petals resemble petite clematis flowers. Fully double 1-1/2" upward-facing and nodding, spurless flowers. Blooms late spring of the second year from a spring sowing.
An excellent cut flower, it has strong, straight stems and fills the gap between early spring and summer bouquets. Produces multiple blooms per stem.
Mix includes Victorian shades in a complementary color palette: Aline Fairweather (rose), Black Barlow (almost black), Blue Barlow (violet), Bordeaux Barlow (deep wine red), Miss M.I. Huish (dark purple), Nora Barlow (rose centers fading to white with green tips), White Barlow (white), and Christa (purple-edged white).
Attracts hummingbirds. Perennial in Zones 3-9. Height 32-42".
 85mg pack ( about 50 seeds )$2.75
TRN742 Pink Petticoat ( Aquilegia vulgaris )
Unique double blooms. Rose colored corolla packed full of layered, white petals and resembling a petite petticoat. Clusters of 1 to 1-1/2" blooms on long, strong stems. Flowers have very small spurs. An excellent cut flower to fill the gap between early spring and summer bouquets.
Blooms in spring of second year from the previous year's spring sowing. Attracts hummingbirds.
Perennial in Zones 3-9. Height 28-38".
 75mg pack ( about 40 seeds )$2.75
IP024 Dragonfly Mix Aquilegia ( Aquilegia caerulea )
Dwarf hybrids, blue, yellow, red, pink, white growing about 18" tall. Multi-colour mixture is larger flowered and later blooming than Songbird varieties. Shade Tolerant, Low Maintenance, Frost Tolerant. Perennial hardy from zones 3-8b.
 15mg pack ( about 30 seeds )$2.25
3595 Nora Barlow (Aquilegia Vulgaris )
A unique variety with long lasting blooms. It is marked by spurless, fully double pink blooms which look like small dahlias. This variety is one of the few Columbines with double flowers and no spurs.
Once it begins blooming, expect small clusters of pink flowers for 4 to 6 weeks. The flowers either face outwards or are nodding. Columbines make excellent flowers for cutting.
Plant in full sun to partial shade in fertile, moist well-drained soil. Columbines bloom better with regular waterings, and cutting back old stems encourages repeat bloom. The hummingbirds and butterflies love Columbine, but usually both deer and rabbits leave it along. Most varieties of Columbines are profuse self seeders yielding a new crop of volunteers the following spring. Grows 24-36" tall, hardy for zones 3-9.
 75mg pack ( about 50 seeds ) $2.95
JF361 Cameo Rose and White ( Aquilegia caerulea )
Deep Rose and White colors. F1 Dwarf, for garden or pots, long blooming from spring on, grows 5" tall, hardy to zone 3.
 10 seeds $2.95
JF362 Cameo White ( Aquilegia caerulea )
Pure white color. F1 Dwarf, for garden or pots, long blooming from spring on, grows 5" tall, hardy to zone 3.
 10 seeds $2.95
JF363 Cameo Blue and White ( Aquilegia caerulea )
Blue and white color. F1 Dwarf, for garden or pots, long blooming from spring on, grows 5" tall, hardy to zone 3.
 10 seeds $2.95
JF365 Songbird Cardinal ( Aquilegia caerulea )
Dark red sepals with white petals, large flower. Early flowering F1 hybrid, huge 3" flowers, the largest flowered columbines by far, spring-summer blooms, grows 24" tall, hardy to zone 4.
 10 seeds $2.95
JF366 Songbird Goldfinch ( Aquilegia caerulea )
Bright light yellow, ultra long spurs. Early flowering F1 hybrid, huge 3" flowers, the largest flowered columbines by far, spring-summer blooms, grows 24" tall, hardy to zone 4.
 10 seeds $2.95
SF015 Aquilegia "McKana Giants ( Aquilegia caerulea )
Columbines are one of the most beautiful and elegant of perennials. 'McKana Giants' are a long spurred variety, growing up to 3 ft with large blooms in a very bright range of single and bi-colours. Seen in a group these flowers look almost unreal or other-worldly. Very dramatic. The hummgbird loves this perennial which can be easily grown in sun to part shade in fertile, moist, well-drained soil. Long flowering from early summer and onward. Perennial.
Color: Wide Range   Zone: 2-9   Spacing: 24"   Height:36"   Start Seeds: Late Winter, for transplanting outside in Spring.
  25mg pack( about 35-40 seeds ) $2.15