McKana Giants Blend Columbine Seeds


4.5 out of 5 stars
(2 reviews)
Availability: In Stock
McKana Giants are superior strains developed for their very large flowers (3"), beautiful range of colors, and long graceful spurs. Excellent for rock gardens, perennial beds, and wildflower areas. Will grow and bloom well in dappled shade. Flowers add grace to fresh flower arrangements. All-America Selections winner, 1955.
$2.49 200 mg (~130 seeds)

Botanical Name: Aquilegia cultorum

Family: Ranunculaceae

Native: McKana Giants were bred from North American natives and species from abroad.

Hardiness: Perennial in USDA zones 3-9

Plant Dimensions: 24"–36" tall

Variety Information: 3" or longer spurred blossoms atop thin stems; blue, pink, maroon, purple, and bi-colors

Exposure: Full sun to part shade

Bloom Period: Spring to early summer

Attributes: Attracts Hummingbirds, Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flower, Deer Resistant

When to Sow Outside: 4 to 6 weeks before your average last frost date, 6 to 8 weeks before your average first frost date, or when soil temperature is 68°–75°F.

When to Start Inside: RECOMMENDED. 10 to 12 weeks before your average last frost date.

Days to Emerge: 21–25 days

Seed Depth: Surface

Seed Spacing: 3–4 seeds every 12"–24"

Thinning: When 2"–3" tall, thin to 1 every 12"–24"

Harvesting: For longest vase life, harvest in the morning, choosing stems with about half the flowers open.

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McKana Giants Blend Columbine Seeds Reviews

2 reviews

Very pretty but picture is a little misleading

4 out of 5 stars Jul 20, 2018
I have these flowers planted in front of my home. I started them last year (2017) from seed and planted them out last year. As it says on the packet, they will not flower the first year and they didn't for me. We have about 15 plants out front and the predominant color is yellow. The blooms are 3" large as noted. Colors we have noted are red and yellow, yellow, pink and yellow, purple and white, and white. We have not had any of the pink and white or blue and white as show in the illustration. Finally it should be noted that these plants are NOT deer resistant. The deer have grazed them 4 times already this summer (2018) but they do come back within 3-4 weeks. Very pretty and very low maintenance in my opinion. I have not fertilized and water once a week.
Stephanie Morrison from CO
Owner Response: Hi Stephanie, Thanks for letting us know about your experience. We make our best effort to mix these seeds equally but it sounds like you are missing a few colors. We will be in touch soon, to see what we can do to get you all the beautiful McKana Columbine colors. You are correct, in that, no plant is deer proof. Deer will graze almost anything if they are hungry, although columbine usually isn't their food of choice which is why it is considered deer resistant. Thanks again for your feedback, we will be in touch soon!

A surprising addition to the garden

5 out of 5 stars Aug 5, 2022
These were lovely flowers on 2-3 ft stems. I started in seed trays and transplanted 4 plants to a berm. Bloomed late May and I'm still getting a few stems of flowers pop up in August. 3 of the 4 were yellow so I planted more this year. They were also rabbit resistant in my yard!
Jill from IL

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