This columbine runs about a foot tall and is covered with interesting brown and yellow flowers that hang like little bells. The blue green, frilly foliage looks good all season so this is a good choice for rock gardens. As with all Aquilegia, most perennial seed in fact, it is a good idea to chill the seed for a few weeks before planting. 20 seeds.
Perennial, zone 3
Germination: 14-30 days
Seed Planting Depth:on surface, lightly press in and cover
Starting Indoors/Outdoors: Start indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost. Cold treat seed by sowing into moist soil or paper towel, wrap in a clear plastic bag and place in refrigerator for 2-3 weeks; then provide 65-75 degree temperatures until germination.
Height and Width: 12" x 12"
Light Needs: Part shade
Soil Needs: Hummus rich, moist, well drained
Approximate days to flower from seed:The following season
Uses: ornamental, woodland gardens