Rocky mountain columbine seeds. At lower elevations place in cool shady beds that receive regular watering. Everwilde farms 800 blue rocky mountain columbine native wildflower seeds gold vault jumbo seed 250 in stock. The seed 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. Store seeds in a refrigerator for one week to speed germination.
Along with the dazzling pale violet and white long lasting blossoms it has delicate beautiful blue green foliage somewhat like maidenhair fern. About rocky mountain columbine aguilegia coerulea was first documented in 1820 by the famous mountain climber edwin james on top of pikes peak. With their nodding heads of star shaped flowers columbine plants aquilegia sp bring a splash of color to woodland gardens. If planted in the fall cover with a thin layer of mulch.
How to grow columbines from seeds. Light also helps so dont sow seeds deeply. Aquilegia caerulea is native to the rocky mountians. Keep the soil lightly moist.
Although many species of columbine will grow reliably in temperate areas. Growing rocky mountain columbine from seed. The columbines scientific name is derived from the latin aquila meaning eagle for the flowers rear spurs which resemble the talons of an eagle. Ships from and sold by everwilde farms.
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. By our calculations you should look at sowing rocky mountain columbine about 30 days before your last frost date. A must for mountain gardeners this plant is at its best in cool higher altitude areas of the west. The beautiful long spurred flowers attract hummingbirds.
Rocky mountain columbine is the state flower of colorado and is treasured for its big blue and white flowers. Use in rock gardens borders and as a cut flower. 18 tall x 15 wide seed propagated. At home in part shade as well as full sun.