An impressive columbine mix from seed.
Who says growing plants from seed can only be veges?
Today I’m reaping the reward of growing 6 or 7 columbines from seed last year. The mix, called McKana’s Giant Columbine (Aquilegia caerulea) , are quite gorgeous. I’ve seen three different kinds of varieties so far.
As a native to Colorado, Columbines are perennials that like full sun to part shade. In my Colorado garden, I have the plants pictured here in part shade to nearly full shade. I have planted columbines in full shade but have never had them last more than two years.
Sun: Part to Full Shade
Soil: Amended Clay
Height: 12 -18″
Irrigation: Irrigated with sprinkler system.
Propogated from Seed.
See the pics below
Mc Kana’s giant has white, fuschia, purple, and fringed flowers.
The purple’s may just be my favorite though…