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Blue Rocky Mountain Columbine Seeds

Aquilegia caerulea

5.00 (9 reviews)
  • HOW TO GROW
  • FAST FACTS
  • REVIEWS

HOW TO GROW

Sowing: Direct sow in early fall, sowing the seed just below the surface of the soil. For spring planting, mix the seed with moist sand and store it in the refrigerator for 60 days before direct sowing after the last frost. These Rocky Mountain Blue Columbine flower seeds can also be started indoors, planted just below the surface of a flat and kept at a temperature of 60-65 degrees F until germination; keep the soil lightly moist.

Growing: Plant Aquilegia Caerulea seeds in fertile, moist, well-drained soil and full sun or partial shade; this flower appreciates being shielded from the midday sun. Keep the seedlings watered and control weeds. Mature plants tolerate some dryness, but should be watered in the heat of summer. Hot and humid weather may cause the plant to wilt, since this plant prefers cool weather and can survive light frosts. Flowers planted from seed will bloom in their second year of growth. After blooming, the foliage will die off. Established plants can be divided, though they will self sow readily; volunteer plants can easily be transplanted. Deadhead the wilted blossoms if new plants are not wanted. These flowers attract hummingbirds, butterflies, and bees and resists deer. Its natural growth in rocky areas makes it a good choice for rock gardens.

Harvesting: Columbine makes a lovely cut flower. Choose blossoms that have just opened for the longest vase life. Keep in mind that this plant can be toxic and should not be ingested.

Seed Saving: Keep in mind that this plant will cross pollinate easily with other varieties of columbine. Watch the maturing seed pods carefully, since they will open and expose their seed when fully ripe. Shake the open pods into a container to remove the seed. Store Rocky Mountain Blue Columbine flower seeds in a cool, dry place for up to two years.

FAST FACTS

Common Names: Colorado Blue Columbine, Colorado Columbine

Latin Name: Aquilegia caerulea

Species Origin: US Native Wildflower

Type: Native Wildflowers

Life Cycle: Perennial

USDA Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

US Regions: California, Mountain, Arid/Desert, Plains/Texas, Midwest, Northern, Northeast, Southeast

Seeds per Ounce: 27,000

Stratification: Cold/Wet for 8 Weeks

Germination Ease: Stratify 8 Weeks

Sunlight: Full Sun, Part Sun

Height: 30 Inches

Color: White, Blue

Bloom Season: Blooms Late Spring, Blooms Early Summer

Uses: Attracts Pollinators, Attracts Honeybees, Hummingbirds, Deer Resistant

Blue Rocky Mountain Columbine Seeds 5.0
Review By So far so great.

Bruce

I haven't planted yet but the packaging is next level, and includes specific planting instructions. I will buy everything I can get from you. I will offer a second review when they germinate a year from now.

Blue Rocky Mountain Columbine Seeds 5.0
Review By Melanie Martineau

Very Satisfied!

Very please with the overall speed of delivery and the quality of the packaging. Looking forward to planting them this weekend.

We're so happy to hear this!

Blue Rocky Mountain Columbine Seeds 5.0
Review By Bonnie Tabor

Columbine

Seeds arrived quickly, won't know about germination until later as I'm saving to fall plant.

Blue Rocky Mountain Columbine Seeds 5.0
Review By Laura

Hope they grow year as well

I purchased 3 seed packets last year and was so pleased that I ordered many more. I can't wait for the weekend to plant.
Excellent products. Fast shipping

Blue Rocky Mountain Columbine Seeds 5.0
Review By James Malone

Pefect

As always well packed and quickly shipped...I wish you would expand your annual flower choices.

Blue Rocky Mountain Columbine Seeds 5.0
Review By William Kammin

So far, so good!

Foil packaging for these seeds, the best. Shipping was prompt, noextra packaging. Also included were detailed instructions for germination. Wild seeds also may need pre-treatment for optimal germination. These details were also included. So far, so good...

Blue Rocky Mountain Columbine Seeds 5.0
Review By Shelby Adamson

Perfect

All of the items were just what I wanted and they were delivered fast.

Blue Rocky Mountain Columbine Seeds 5.0
Review By Miranda Taylor

Wonderful Seeds

The seeds are sprouting and I cannot wait till they are big enough to transplant outside and start blooming.

Blue Rocky Mountain Columbine Seeds 5.0
Review By DAVID COSSA

Good service

Prompt delivery, good price

Size Price Quantity
XL Mylar Packet (~800 Seeds) $2.98 -+
1/4 Oz Mylar (7.09g) $7.96 -+
1 Oz Mylar (28.4g) $16.80 -+
1/4 Lb Mylar (113g) $64.00 -+
1 Lb Bulk Bag (454g) $240.00 Notify Me
5 Lb Bulk Bag (2.27kg) $1,080.00 Notify Me
10 Lb Bulk Bag (4.54kg) $1,920.00 Notify Me
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DESCRIPTION

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This blue beauty grows in the meadows and cliffs of the Rocky Mountains. Many gardeners prize this clump-forming perennial with its large upward-facing blue and white flowers - it is so unique! Fill your home garden with a variety of our Midwest wildflower seed mixes.

This blue beauty grows on the meadows and cliffs of Colorado's Rocky Mountains, and was adopted as its official state flower in 1899 after winning the vote of the state's school children. Edwin James, a botanist for the one of the first climbing expeditions to Pike's Peak, first discovered and described this alpine flower in 1820; it grows at an altitude range of 10,000-13,000 feet, establishing itself on rocky slopes or cliffs. Since this species has become increasingly rare in the wild, Colorado law asks its citizens to protect the flower's growth. The name "columbine" is derived from the Latin "columba," or dove, since an upside down bloom looks like a circle of doves around a fountain. The Latin genus name "Aquilegia" means "eagle," since the spikes on the back of the flower look like an eagle's talons.

HOW TO GROW

Sowing: Direct sow in early fall, sowing the seed just below the surface of the soil. For spring planting, mix the seed with moist sand and store it in the refrigerator for 60 days before direct sowing after the last frost. These Rocky Mountain Blue Columbine flower seeds can also be started indoors, planted just below the surface of a flat and kept at a temperature of 60-65 degrees F until germination; keep the soil lightly moist.

Growing: Plant Aquilegia Caerulea seeds in fertile, moist, well-drained soil and full sun or partial shade; this flower appreciates being shielded from the midday sun. Keep the seedlings watered and control weeds. Mature plants tolerate some dryness, but should be watered in the heat of summer. Hot and humid weather may cause the plant to wilt, since this plant prefers cool weather and can survive light frosts. Flowers planted from seed will bloom in their second year of growth. After blooming, the foliage will die off. Established plants can be divided, though they will self sow readily; volunteer plants can easily be transplanted. Deadhead the wilted blossoms if new plants are not wanted. These flowers attract hummingbirds, butterflies, and bees and resists deer. Its natural growth in rocky areas makes it a good choice for rock gardens.

Harvesting: Columbine makes a lovely cut flower. Choose blossoms that have just opened for the longest vase life. Keep in mind that this plant can be toxic and should not be ingested.

Seed Saving: Keep in mind that this plant will cross pollinate easily with other varieties of columbine. Watch the maturing seed pods carefully, since they will open and expose their seed when fully ripe. Shake the open pods into a container to remove the seed. Store Rocky Mountain Blue Columbine flower seeds in a cool, dry place for up to two years.

FAST FACTS

Common Names: Colorado Blue Columbine, Colorado Columbine

Latin Name: Aquilegia caerulea

Species Origin: US Native Wildflower

Type: Native Wildflowers

Life Cycle: Perennial

USDA Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

US Regions: California, Mountain, Arid/Desert, Plains/Texas, Midwest, Northern, Northeast, Southeast

Seeds per Ounce: 27,000

Stratification: Cold/Wet for 8 Weeks

Germination Ease: Stratify 8 Weeks

Sunlight: Full Sun, Part Sun

Height: 30 Inches

Color: White, Blue

Bloom Season: Blooms Late Spring, Blooms Early Summer

Uses: Attracts Pollinators, Attracts Honeybees, Hummingbirds, Deer Resistant

Reviews

5.00
Global Rating: 5.00 from 9 reviews
5.0

Review By So far so great.

Bruce

I haven't planted yet but the packaging is next level, and includes specific planting instructions. I will buy everything I can get from you. I will offer a second review when they germinate a year from now.

5.0

Review By Melanie Martineau

Very Satisfied!

Very please with the overall speed of delivery and the quality of the packaging. Looking forward to planting them this weekend.

We're so happy to hear this!

5.0

Review By Bonnie Tabor

Columbine

Seeds arrived quickly, won't know about germination until later as I'm saving to fall plant.

5.0

Review By Laura

Hope they grow year as well

I purchased 3 seed packets last year and was so pleased that I ordered many more. I can't wait for the weekend to plant.
Excellent products. Fast shipping

5.0

Review By James Malone

Pefect

As always well packed and quickly shipped...I wish you would expand your annual flower choices.

5.0

Review By William Kammin

So far, so good!

Foil packaging for these seeds, the best. Shipping was prompt, noextra packaging. Also included were detailed instructions for germination. Wild seeds also may need pre-treatment for optimal germination. These details were also included. So far, so good...

5.0

Review By Shelby Adamson

Perfect

All of the items were just what I wanted and they were delivered fast.

5.0

Review By Miranda Taylor

Wonderful Seeds

The seeds are sprouting and I cannot wait till they are big enough to transplant outside and start blooming.

5.0

Review By DAVID COSSA

Good service

Prompt delivery, good price

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