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Origin: Introduced US Wildflower
Other Common Names: European Columbine, European Crowfoot, Granny's Bonnet, Granny's Nightcap
Bloom Time: Spring
Height: 12 in to 18 in
Spacing: 12 in to 18 in
Light: Part Sun to Woodland
Soil Moisture: Medium
USDA Zone: 3a- 9b
Germination: Fall plant or cold stratify at 40F for 2 months for best results. Then sow seeds on soil surface at 70F and water.
Seeds Per Oz: 20000
These delicate nodding blossoms are native to Europe; they grow wild throughout much of northern Europe, especially abundant due to their reseeding habit. Legend has it that these wildflowers grew in the footsteps of the virgin Mary on her journey to the house of Elizabeth; medieval paintings sometimes included this flower to signify the Holy Spirit, because of the plant’s association with doves. The name “columbine” is derived from the Latin “columba,” or dove, since an upside down columbine bloom looks like a circle of doves around a fountain. The Latin genus name “Aquilegia” means “eagle,” a reference to the spikes on the back of the flower that resemble an eagle’s talons.
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