Columbine Rocky Mountain Blue – Item #98


Rocky Mountain columbine is a hardy North American native wildflower. It grows wild in the higher elevations of the Rocky Mountains, but is equally at home in any temperate U.S. climate.

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Additional information

Weight .15 g
Dimensions .125 × 3.25 × 4.5 in

Planting & Harvesting

Seed Depth: barely cover

Spacing: 1″ (3cm)

Sprouts In: 10-14 days

Thinning: 10″ (25cm)

Sow in a location with full sun to filtered shade about two weeks before last spring frost date, or late fall in mild climates. May be started indoors six to eight weeks before last frost. Seeds require some light to germinate. Keep young plants evenly moist and well watered.

Columbines will begin blooming their second season. Plants are short lived and should be replaced every two to three years.

Additional Information

Botanical Name: Aquilegia caerulea

Height: 12-18″ (30-46cm)

Bloom Period: early summer

Type: hardy perennial

Attributes: Colorado state flower