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Common Names Columbine
Plant Type Flower
USDA Zones: 3-9
Bloom Season: Spring
Light: Full Sun
The columbine plant (Aquilegia) is an easy-to-grow
perennial that offers seasonal interest throughout much of the year. It blooms
in a variety of colors during spring, which emerge from its attractive dark green
foliage that turns maroon-colored in fall. The bell-shaped flowers are also a
favorite to hummingbirds and may be used in cut-flower arrangements as well.
Sowing Columbine Seed
Columbine will germinate best if sown in seed trays
or pots and .
Sow indoors using a seed starting kit
Just cover the seeds lightly with seed starting
Keep the soil moist at
Seedlings emerge in
As soon as seedlings emerge, provide plenty of light
on a sunny windowsill or grow seedlings 3-4 inches beneath fluorescent plant
lights turned on 16 hours per day, off for 8 hours at night. Raise the lights
as the plants grow taller. Incandescent bulbs will not work for this process
because they will get too hot. Most plants require a dark period to grow, do
not leave lights on for 24 hours.
feed when they are 3-4 weeks old using a starter solution
(half strength of a complete indoor houseplant food) according to
young plants to outdoor conditions by moving them to a sheltered place outside
for a week. Be sure to protect them from wind and hot sun at first. If frost
threatens at night, cover or bring containers indoors, then take them out again
in the morning. This hardening off process toughens the plant’s cell
structure and reduces transplant shock and scalding.
How to Grow Columbine
with plants for water, space and nutrients, so control them by either
cultivating often or use a mulch to prevent their germination.
also help retain soil moisture and maintain even soil temperatures. For
perennials, an organic mulch of aged bark or shredded leaves lends a natural
look to the bed and will improve the soil as it breaks down in time.
Always keep mulches off a plant’s stems to prevent possible rot.
watering is essential in getting perennials off to a good start. Water
thoroughly at least once a week to help new roots grow down deeply. Soil should
be damp at about 1 inch below the soil surface. You can check this by sticking
your finger in the soil. Water early in the morning to give all leaves enough
time to dry. One inch of rain or watering per week is recommended for
most perennial plants. You can check to see if you need to add water by using a
plants become established, some protection from extreme winds and direct, hot
sunlight may be necessary. Good air movement is also important.
new growth appears, a light fertilizer may be applied. Keep granular
fertilizers away from the plant crown and foliage to avoid burn injury. Use low
rates of a slow release fertilizer, as higher rates may encourage root rots.
unless you want to
eliminate self-sown columbine seedlings.
Taller cultivars may need staking.
Columbines are lovely for borders and excellent for
The blooms make good cut flowers, and the seedpods
make interesting additions to dried arrangements.
Compact cultivars may be grown in containers.
All seeds will come in a resalable
plastic zip lock bag and placed in a bubble envelope so the seeds are not
damaged by shipping machines. All seed packets contain no fillers or other
weeds or seeds mixed in. Most have been harvested by hand & all test at a
high germination rate.
that all seed orders will contain the quantity ordered. Unlike many sellers who
sell seeds by weight, all seed our counts are almost always correct, as the
seeds are packaged and counted by hand. Seed packages are all double checked to
insure accuracy. We do our best and will often add extra seeds.
We are a seller that caters to
experienced gardeners. (germination and plant care information is readily
available online. Most of our listings include germination instructions, so we
do not ship growing instructions.
All My Seeds Are Sold Fresh So You Can Plant them Anytime within 2
years from Purchase
***Note: It is normal for tropical seed germination to be sporadic
from as little as 30 days to 6 months or more- so patience is required. Buyers
should do their own research for plant uses if needed.
BE PREPARED – Some Seed can be somewhat difficult to germinate – much
patience and time may be required – please don’t be wondering why the seeds
have not germinated after short periods of time. This is normal. Several months
will be needed for some seed.
Some seeds require some experience
in growing. We provide germination guidance and recommend that you do some
research before ordering if you feel unsure. Growing plants from seed is
supposed to be fun. Sometimes it is successful and sometimes not- this is the
way it is with gardening. Because we are not there to plant them, we cannot be
responsible for germination failure due to improper planting or climate
conditions. We will always send you viable seeds
Seed is a
live product which depends on many important grower skills such as proper
planting time, seed depth, type of soil, watering, light intensity, proper use
of fertilizers, weed controls, fungicides, insecticides, soil conditions, and
reasonable weather during the growing period. These factors are totally out of
the sellers control, and germination and growing results are the buyer’s
responsibility and risk.
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shopping cart. You pay for shipping on the first pack of seeds and all other
seeds ship free, if paid for all on the same order. Your shopping cart will
combine the shipping for you. We only ship in the U.S.
READ THIS PLEASE: Orders over $40 will be shipped with a tracking
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Mail ,2-10 day shipping and no tracking Items will be shipped 1-3 business days of
receiving payment. Shipping usually takes anywhere from 5-7 days not including
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otherwise we will not be responsible if the package is lost.
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Important, Please read
All seeds have been test sown to ensure germination.
Please familiarize yourself with growing conditions and instructions for your
seeds before you plant them, as all seeds are different. Basic growing
instructions can be found under each listing.
We Cannot Guarantee how much you will be able
to grow, as too many variables come into play, soil condition, your ability to
garden, weather etc. I guarantee that they arrive as described and are in good
viable condition and the germination rates are accurate.