CANADIAN COLUMBINE Aquilegia canadensis

CANADIAN COLUMBINE Aquilegia canadensis

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Found growing wild in much of North American, the Eastern Red Columbine is an extremely attractive columbine, with not-often seen bold-red color in a columbine! Flowers bloom in spring, providing nectar for hummingbirds, butterflies and bees. These plants are extremely tolerant of dry and sandy locations, and thrive in full sun or part . They grow wild in our southern area of Canada (Ontario) in an old gravel quarry! Plants will self-seed and naturalize if allowed, but do not become invasive.

Height: 24", 60cm

Type: Hardy perennial

Hardiness zones: 3-8

Note: Ornamental use only. These seeds and/or plants may be poisonous.

Seeds per pack: 30

Germination: These seeds are fairly easy to germinate! To plant indoors, obtain a planting container that has holes in the bottom for excess water to drain. Place the seeds on the surface of your growing medium, and water. Be careful not to bury the seeds, as they require light to germinate. Place your container in a cool location,about 16-21C/61-70F. Seedlings will sprout within a few weeks. These seeds can also be planted in a cold frame outdoors in early spring, while the temperatures are still cool, as long as you are able to keep the soil consistently moist.

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