Alpine Columbine (Aquilegia alpina) A stunning variation of Common Columbine. Native to the Swiss Alps, this variety features nodding bell-shaped, double violet-blue flowers. Plants grow 18- 24” tall. One of the first perennial flowers on our farm to show dense flowers in the late spring-early summer. Must be planted in well drained soils but can tolerate some partial shade. A good choice for larger outdoor pots and containers. Columbine adapts well to urban pollution and marginal soil types.
30 seeds per packet $3.95
Planting Instructions: Requires cold stratification before seeding. (4-5 weeks of refrigeration.) Start indoors 6-8 weeks before the last frost date. Broadcast seed on top of soil and lightly cover with dome or plastic film until emergence.
Seeds can be sown outdoors in the late fall to satisfy cold period required for spring germination.