JAPANESE FAN COLUMBINE Aquilegia flaballata
Bright blue flowers with white spurs, this compact and low-growing columbine is suitable for the front of the perennial garden, or for alpine gardens or rockeries. This plant has gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.
Type: Hardy perennial
Hardiness zones: 3-8
Height: 10-12", 25-30 cm
Location: Sun or shade, very adaptable
Seeds per pack: 10
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.