Oriental columbine,FLOWERS SEED -unusual maroon blossoms- Perennial
|How to Plant COLUMBINE Seeds
Sow seeds in cell packs or flats, press into soil but do not cover. Needs light to germinate. Kept at 65-70° F., germination is in 21-28 days. Can direct sow into prepared seed beds in groups of 3 to 4 seeds spaced 6-18 inches apart. Thin to the strongest plant.
Comments: Full sun in mild climates, part to light shade where it is warm. Tolerates moderate water, better performance when soil kept moist. Cut back old stems for repeat bloom. Deer and rabbit resistant. Attracts hummingbirds and butterflies.
Directly sow Aquilegia Canadensis seeds in the late fall or early winter by lightly tamping the wild flower seed into the soil. Do not cover the Columbine seeds as they need light to germinate, which will not take place until spring when temperature conditions are just right. If you decide to directly sow the Columbine flower seeds in spring, plan on giving the Columbine seed a cold treatment first. Using a damp paper towel, spread the Columbine seeds on the towel, fold it up and place it in a ziploc bag. Place the bag into the refrigerator for 3 - 4 weeks. After the cold treatment, sow the Columbine flower seed directly into prepared soil. Eastern Red Columbine plants will flower the second year after germinating from wild flower seed.
- Approximate seeds per pound:362,874
- Season: Perennial
- USDA Zones: 3 - 9
- Height: 24 - 36 inches
- Bloom Season: Spring and early summer
- Environment: Full sun to partial shade
- Soil Type: Well-drained, rocky, pH 5.8 - 6.8
- Deer Resistant: Yes
- Temperature: 68F
- Average Germ Time: 14 - 28 days
- Light Required: Yes
- Depth: Do not cover the seed but press into the soil
- Sowing Rate: 3 - 4 seeds per plant or 9 - 11 pounds per acre
- Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination
- Plant Spacing: 16 inches