Columbine Rocky Mountain Blue Seeds

Columbine Rocky Mountain Blue Seeds

Aquilegia coerulea

Item #1008

Perennial. The state flower of Colorado, Rocky Mountain Blue is a beautiful heirloom addition to your perennial garden. Along with the dazzling pale violet and white, long-lasting blossoms, it has delicate, beautiful, blue-green foliage, somewhat like maidenhair fern. At home in part shade as well as full sun. Use in rock gardens, borders, and as a cut flower. North American native wildflower. Perennial in USDA zones 3–10. Deer resistant.



Perennial

Full sun to part shade

12" – 24" tall

Days to Emerge:
21 – 25 days

Seed Depth:
Surface

Seed Spacing:
A pinch of
10 seeds
every 1' – 2'

Thinning:
When 2" - 3" tall,
thin to 1
every 1' – 2'


When to sow outside: 4 to 6 weeks before average last frost and/or 6 to 8 weeks before average first frost.

When to start inside: 10 to 12 weeks before average last frost.

Special germination instructions: Benefits greatly from stratification (see inside packet). Light aids germination; press seeds into soil surface.

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