European Columbine, Columbine, Dwarf Columbine Aquilegia vulgaris Double Mix

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Botanical Name:

Aquilegia vulgaris Double Mix

Family:

Ranunculaceae

Genus:

Aquilegia

Species:

vulgaris

Variety:

Double Mix

Common Name:

European Columbine, Columbine, Dwarf Columbine

Height:
2-4 feet
Minimum Hardiness Zone:
3

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  • Aquilegia vulgaris Double Mix

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Growing Info, follow in order:
Scarification: none required.
Stratification: none required.
Germination: sow seed 1/16" deep, keep moist(not wet) with temperatures of about 68F degrees. Keep cool after germination occurs.
In a Nutshell:
* It is best to sow as soon as it is ripe in a cold frame. The seed can be slow to germinate. Stored seed can be sown in late winter in a cold frame. more...
* This mixed wildflower perennial is a double form of columbine that has been used in gardens for a long time, due to its curious flower shape.
* The blue flowers and on occasion white flowers are bonnet shaped.
* The plant is short lived but self sows freely producing a good quantity of seed each year. more...
* In traditional herbalism columbine was considered sacred to Venus, carrying a posy of it was said arouse the affections of a loved one. more...
Usda description:
More info on http://plants.usda.gov