Extremely double, very attractive pleated and quilled blooms in blue and white held nicely above blue-green foliage that is never straggly and always compact. Great in containers or mass plantings. Plants mature to 45 cm (18″) tall in the garden. Packet contains 10 seed.
How to Grow
800 seed/gram. For best results chill seed for 3 to 4 weeks at 5 C (40 F) prior to sowing. Start early indoors in a soil-less mix. Keep at 20-22 C (70-75 F) for the 21-25 day germination period then grow on under lights at a cooler temperature before hardening off and transplanting outside. Seed can also be sown directly into the garden in June or again in August and early September for bloom the following year. Do not cover seed as light is beneficial for germination. Columbines prefer moist soil in light shade but will tolerate full sun except in hot, dry areas. Plant 30-45 cm (12-18″) apart, feed monthly and keep well watered.