Aquilegia canadensis - Wild Columbine

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    Aquilegia canadensis - Wild Columbine

    SKU: C10930



    Wild Columbine is one of our most familiar and beautiful wildflowers. It has fascinating hollow spur-like flowers that appear to be two flowers in one: an inner yellow flower that is surrounded by an elegantly spurred red outer flower. Hummingbirds find it irresistible! Blooming in late spring, Aquilegia canadensis does best in dappled shade, but grows easily in full sun.

      Red & Yellow
      Late Spring
      Sun to Pt. Shade
      1' - 3'
      Sand to Clay
      Dry to Medium
    Approx. 150 seeds per pack - 940 seeds per gram

    Attracts Butterflies and Hummingbirds!
    Deer Resistant!
    Makes Great Cut Flowers!

    All Wildflower Farm seeds are hardy through growing zone 3, organic and non-GMO.


    Indoors: Cold, moist stratification. Start at least 5 weeks before outdoor night temperatures are reliably in the 10 C (50 F) range. Mix the seed with a slightly moistened, sterile, soil-less growing mix. Put this in a labelled, sealed plastic bag and store in a refrigerator for one day. The next day place this in the freezer for one day. Repeat this for one week, alternating between the fridge and the freezer. After stratifying, plant seed 0.32 cm (1/8 inch) deep in pots. Keep moist but not soggy and very warm (21 C - 70 F). When seedlings are 5 cm (2 inches) tall or more, transplant into the garden spaced 30 cm (1 foot) apart.

    Outdoors: Plant seed 0.32 cm (1/8 inch) deep in a prepared seed bed in late fall so that the seed overwinters and germinates naturally in spring.

    Outdoors Alternative: In late fall through to mid-winter fill plastic pots with a slightly moistened, sterile, soil-less growing mix. Plant seed 0.32 cm (1/8 inch) deep in pots and label the pots. Place them outdoors in an area where they will experience the snow and cold of winter. The seed will germinate in the pots in spring as the weather warms up. Be sure to water the pots regularly in spring and once the plants are 5 cm (2 inches) tall, transplant them into your garden.