Flowers Columbine

McKana Giants Mix

Columbine Seed

Product ID: 3308

New! Large flowers and a wide color range.

Well-branched plants produce 3-3 1/2" blooms with long spurs. A great cut to fill the gap between early spring and summer bouquets. Blooms in spring of second year from a spring sowing. Attracts hummingbirds. 1955 All-America Selections Winner and originally introduced by W. Atlee Burpee & Co. Perennial in Zones 3-9. Ht. 24-38". Avg. 22,700 seeds/oz. Packet: 50 seeds.




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DAYS TO GERMINATION: 21-28 days at 70-75°F (21-24°C)

SOWING: Transplant (recommended) - Sow 8-10 weeks before last frost. Transplant out after last frost. Barely cover seed as light aids germination. Transplant to larger containers or cell packs when first true leaves appear. Direct seed - Sow once soil has warmed to 65°F (18°C). Sow directly into seed bed in groups of 3-4 seeds. Thin to one plant when true leaves appear. Winter mulching in cold climates, after the first frost is recommended to protect plants from heaving with the freeze and thaw cycles.

LIGHT PREFERENCE: Part Shade. Will tolerate full sun where summers are cool and plants can be kept watered.




HARVEST: When half of the florets on a stem are open.

SOIL REQUIREMENTS: Prefers light shade and humus-rich, well-drained soil. Will tolerate full sun where summers are cool and plants can be kept watered.

USES: Cut Flower. Beds and borders.

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Quick Facts

Latin Name
Aquilegia coerulea
Days To Maturity
Average number of days from seeding date until ready for harvest.
365 Days
Life Cycle
Plants can be Annuals (single growing season), Perennials (grow year after year), Tender Perennials (grow year after year in warmer climates; and in some cases when given special protection in colder climates), or Biennials (require two years to mature).
Hybrid Status
Hybrid: The offspring of a cross between two or more distinct parent lines, usually of same species, and selected for improved traits.<br>Open-pollinated: A non-hybrid variety that can reproduce itself in kind, demonstrating relatively stable traits from one generation to the next.
Open Pollinated
Product Features
Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets
Variety good for fresh cut-flower displays.
Heirloom Heirloom
Seeds saved over many years and passed down, in original form, from generation to generation.
AAS (All-America Selections) Winners AAS (All-America Selections) Winners
All-America Selections is an independent, non-profit organization that tests new, never-before-sold crop varieties, and then introduces only the best garden performers as AAS Winners.
Heirloom Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets AAS (All-America Selections) Winners