McKana’s Giant Columbine

The gorgeous purple and white McKana

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

Paws and a fuschia with white and Purple fringed columbine

Mc Kana’s giant has white, fuschia, purple, and fringed flowers.

Fuschia and white with some fully white columbine
Purple fringe columbine
Purple and White Columbine
Fushia with a couple all white Columbine

The purple’s may just be my favorite though…

The gorgeous purple and white McKana

An amateur gardener who loves to watch the garden grow.