Columbine Seeds - Aquilegia Canadensis Wild Columbine Flower Seed

Columbine Seeds - Eastern Red

Flower Specifications

Approximate seeds per pound: 362,874

Season: Perennial

USDA Zones: 3 - 9

Height: 18 - 24 inches

Bloom Season: Spring and early summer

Bloom Color: Red

Environment: Full sun to partial shade

Soil Type: Well-drained, rocky, pH 5.8 - 6.8

Deer Resistant: Yes

House Plant: No

Latin Name: Aquilegia Canadensis

Planting Directions

Temperature: 68F

Average Germ Time: 14 - 28 days

Light Required: Yes

Depth: Do not cover the seed but press into the soil

Sowing Rate: 3 - 4 seeds per plant or 9 - 11 pounds per acre

Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination

Plant Spacing: 16 inches

Columbine (Aquilegia Canadensis Eastern Red Columbine) - Start Columbine seeds to grow this great perennial that blooms early in the season. Native to much of the United States, Eastern Red Columbine is a charming plant with attractive foliage and showy flowers. Establishing from Columbine flower seeds, this plant grows up to 24 - 36 inches tall, with blue-green leaves growing at the base and along the stems. The Eastern Red Columbine has uniquely shaped bell-like red flowers with a contrasting yellow corolla.

Attracts pollinators

The Eastern Red Columbine, or sometimes called Wild Columbine or Canadian Columbine, is very showy and attracts lots of attention. Columbine plants are a great addition to the hummingbird and butterfly garden.

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How to grow

How To Grow Columbine From Seed: Directly sow Aquilegia Canadensis seeds in the late fall or early winter by lightly tamping the wild flower seed into the soil. Do not cover the Columbine seeds as they need light to germinate, which will not take place until spring when temperature conditions are just right. If you decide to directly sow the Columbine flower seeds in spring, plan on giving the Columbine seed a cold treatment first.

Using a damp paper towel, spread the Columbine seeds on the towel, fold it up and place it in a ziploc bag. Place the bag into the refrigerator for 3 - 4 weeks. After the cold treatment, sow the Columbine flower seed directly into prepared soil. Eastern Red Columbine plants will flower the second year after germinating from wild flower seed.

  • Sowing Rate: 3 - 4 seeds per plant or 9 - 11 pounds per acre
  • Average Germ Time: 14 - 28 days
  • Keep moist until germination
  • Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds
  • Depth: Do not cover seed but press into the soil
columbine seeds eastern red

Flower Specifications

Eastern Red Columbines are very useful for meadows and woodland plantings. They naturally add beauty to any setting. The Columbine plants are hardy, and they readily re-seed themselves. They also do well in a wide variety of settings and different soils. They can handle full sun in cool summer areas, but they would prefer partial shade in the afternoons in hotter regions.

  • Height: 24 - 36 inches
  • USDA Zones: 3 - 9
  • Season: Perennial
  • Deer Resistant: Yes