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2019 Seed Catalog

Columbine Sunshine - Aquilegia x caerulea

PR16505

Sun­shine

Columbine Seeds

Aquilegia x caerulea

Sunshine columbine lights up shady spring borders with sunny yellow, double blooms decorated with elaborate, 2 in. long spurs. Blooms reach 2-3 in. across, and are held on long, sturdy, 24 to 28 in. stems.

Sunshine columbine is an excellent cut flower, lasting up to two weeks in your vase. The fern-like plants continue to flower into mid summer, well after other columbines have finished. Mass planted, such is Sunshine's intensity and impact, it will bring to mind magnificent drifts of daffodils. A Fleuroselect Approved Novelty winner.

25 seeds - $2.99
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Growing Sun­shine Columbine Seeds

Bee introduces how to plant

Plant Columbine Seeds: Sow columbine seeds in cell packs or flats, press into soil, do not cover. Needs light to germinate. Kept at 65 to 70° F., seedlings emerge in 21 to 28 days. Can direct sow columbine seeds into prepared seed beds in groups of 3 to 4 seeds, spaced 10 to 18 in. apart. Thin to the strongest plant.

Grow Columbine: Full sun in mild climates, part to light shade where it is warm. Best performance in moist, well drained soil — will tolerate average water. For cut flowers, harvest blooms as they begin to open. Typical vase life is 5 to 7 days. Pinch or cut off spent flowers to extend bloom season. Flowers attract hummingbirds and butterflies. Plants are deer and rabbit resistant.

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