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Columbine seed - Easterm Columbine : Teardrop flowers, attractive to pollinators.

Columbine - Eastern Columbine

Aquilegia canadensis

Teardrop flowers delicately hang off this hardy native wildflower and attract hummingbirds and long-tongued insects. Plants grow 18-24". Spring to summer blooming. Shade to full sun. Perennial. (1/2 Gram Packet)

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Average Seed / oz Seed / 100' Row Average Yield / 100' Row Days to Harvest
27000 n/a n/a 120-180
Planting Season Ideal Soil Temp Sun Frost Tolerance
After Last Frost 65-85°F Full/Part Frost Sensitive
Sowing Method Seed Depth Direct Seed Spacing Seeds Per Packet
Direct Seed surface 2-4" 450
Mature Spacing Days to Sprout Production Cycle Seed Viability
14-28" 14-28 Perennial 2 years

Site Selection

Columbine is a perennial that grows in full sun to shade and while it prefers rich, moist soil with good drainage, will tolerate average soils.


For best results, expose seeds to cool, moist conditions (stratification) for 3-4 weeks before sowing. The refrigerator works well for this. Sow stratified seed indoors 4-6 weeks before the last frost and transplant outdoors once the danger of frost has passed. Or direct sow outdoors in fall and seed will germinate the following spring. Optimal soil temperature for germination is 65-85°F. Sow seeds 2-4"' apart on the soil surface and press lightly to settle. Seeds will germinate in 14-28 days. Thin seedlings to 12-24" apart. To keep foliage attractive throughout summer, keep plants moderately moist.