Aquilegia (Columbine) Seeds - Diane's Flower Seeds
Aquilegia alpina
(Alpine Columbine)

40 seeds   $2.75               
Aquilegia alpina is a lovely columbine species that is native to Europe, especially the Swiss Alps. It is also a garden favorite. The deep violet-blue flowers bloom in late spring to early summer.

Aquilegia alpina is naturally compact, making it a good choice for rock gardens, the front of the border, or along the edge of a woodland path. It's very hardy, and it self sows where it's happy.

Also known as Alpine Columbine and Mountain Columbine. Hardy in zones 3-9.

height 12"


Aquilegia alpina
Aquilegia (Columbine) Seeds

Aquilegia is a hardy perennial with flowers that bloom in late spring to early summer. Columbine blooms in a wide range of colors, heights and forms.

Sowing Aquilegia Seeds

Start columbine seeds indoors in late winter. Barely cover the seeds with soil, then refrigerate for 3 weeks. Full sun to part shade. Spacing 12".


Aquilegia caerulea
Aquilegia caerulea
(Rocky Mountain Columbine)

75 seeds   $2.50     
Aquilegia caerulea blooms in late spring to early summer with large, bicolor flowers of blue and white.

Aquilegia caerulea is native to the Rocky Mountians. The beautiful, long-spurred flowers attract hummingbirds. Deer resistant.

Also known as Rocky Mountain Columbine and Colorado Blue Columbine. Hardy in zones 3-9.

height 24"


Aquilegia canadensis Little Lanterns
Aquilegia 'Little Lanterns'
(Aquilegia canadensis)

40 seeds   $2.75               
Aquilegia 'Little Lanterns' is a dwarf selection of the common species, Aquilegia canadensis, also known as Eastern columbine. The glowing red and yellow bicolor flowers appear for many weeks in May and June. Nice in containers.

Aquilegia canadensis 'Little Lanterns' does well in sun or shade. Try this adorable little plant in the rock garden or at the edge of the border. Hardy in zones 4-9.

height 12"


Aquilegia chrysantha Denver Gold
Aquilegia 'Denver Gold'
(Aquilegia chrysantha)

50 seeds   $2.50       
Aquilegia 'Denver Gold' has large, golden-yellow flowers with long spurs. It blooms in late spring to early summer.

Denver Gold columbine is a tall and vigorous variety. It looks especially nice with other late spring bloomers like Allium 'Purple Sensation', Lychnis viscaria, and Dracocephalum tanguticum.

Aquilegia chrysantha is shade tolerant. Hardy in zones 3-9.

height 30"


Aquilegia chrysantha
Aquilegia chrysantha
(Yellow Columbine)

40 seeds   $3.00               
This yellow columbine has the longest spurs that I've ever seen. It's similar to Aquilegia 'Denver Gold', but the spurs are even longer. The bushy plants bloom in early summer with yellow flowers that have a light honeysuckle fragrance.

Hummingbirds are attracted to the nectar-filled spurs of Aquilegia chrysantha. Hardy in zones 4-9.

height 30"


Aquilegia Crimson Star
Aquilegia 'Crimson Star'
(Columbine)

50 seeds   $2.50 
Aquilegia 'Crimson Star' is an impressive columbine with bright crimson-red flowers that have white corollas and showy golden stamens. It's a good variety for attracting hummingbirds.

Crimson Star columbine produces bushy plants that are vigorous and free flowering. The flowers are great for cutting.

Aquilegia 'Crimson Star' is a selection from Aquilegia 'McKana Giants'. Also known as Aquilegia x hybrida 'Crimson Star' and Aquilegia caerulea 'Red Star'. Hardy in zones 3-9.

height 30"


Aquilegia Crystal Star
Aquilegia 'Crystal Star'
(Columbine)

50 seeds   $2.50




photo by Bernie Kleinschmidt               
Aquilegia 'Crystal Star' has pure white, long-spurred flowers that face upward. It is an elegant columbine that goes well with practically everything in the garden in both sun and shade.

Aquilegia caerulea 'Crystal Star' has long stems that are nice for cutting. It is a selection from Aquilegia 'McKana Giants'.

Also known as Aquilegia x hybrida 'White Star'. Hardy in zones 3-9.

height 30"


Aquilegia 'McKana Giants'
Aquilegia 'McKana Giants'
(Columbine)

200 seeds   $2.50












photo by Robert Hock               
Aquilegia 'McKana Giants' is a colorful mixture of large, long-spurred flowers in a wide range of colors including pink, white, blue, purple, yellow and scarlet. The colorful, nectar-rich flowers attract hummingbirds.

Columbine 'McKana Giants Mixed' is an All-America Selections winner. It is one of the most vigorous and popular varieties on the market. Great for cutting.

Also known as Aquilegia hybrida 'McKana's Giant Mix'. Common names include Giant Columbine and Granny's Bonnet. Hardy in zones 3-9.

height 30"


Aquilegia flabellata Ministar
Aquilegia 'Ministar'
(Aquilegia flabellata)

30 seeds   $3.00      

Aquilegia flabellata 'Ministar' is a dwarf columbine for the rock garden or the edge of a path. The nodding, blue and white flowers appear in spring on short plants with blue-green leaves.

The flowers of Aquilegia 'Ministar' are surprisingly large for such small plants.

Also called Dwarf Fan Columbine and Aquilegia flabellata 'Mini Star'. Tolerates drought, poor soil and shade. Hardy in zones 4-9.

height 10"


Aquilegia formosa
Aquilegia formosa
(Crimson Columbine)

50 seeds   $2.50             
Aquilegia formosa is a lovely species, native to Colorado. The glowing red flowers with yellow centers bloom for several weeks in summer. The long bloom season and bright red color make it a good hummingbird flower.

Aquilegia formosa is tall, yet informal, with a graceful, spreading habit. It's the perfect columbine for a woodland garden. Shade tolerant.

Also known as Crimson Columbine, Western Columbine, Red Spur Columbine, and Scarlet Columbine. Hardy in zones 4-9.

height 36"


Aquilegia Kurilensis Rosea
Aquilegia 'Kurilensis Rosea'
(Aquilegia flabellata)

70 seeds   $3.00 
Aquilegia 'Kurilensis Rosea' is a rare columbine for the rock garden or the edge of a path. The combination of purple and cream is intriguing. You'll want to admire it up close!

Try this dwarf columbine with other short, early-blooming perennials like Iberis gibraltarica or Myosotis sylvatica.

Also known as Dwarf Fan Columbine. Hardy in zones 4-9.

height 10"


Aquilegia Magpie
Aquilegia 'Magpie'
(Aquilegia vulgaris)

40 seeds   $2.50 
Aquilegia 'Magpie' is a striking columbine with purplish-black and white flowers on tall stems. It's an old-fashioned looking variety that goes well with cool color schemes. Try it with Allium 'Purple Sensation' and Iberis gibraltarica.

Magpie columbine prefers moist, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. But it can tolerate drier conditions.

Also known as Aquilegia vulgaris 'William Guinness'. Hardy in zones 4-9.

height 30"


Aquilegia Ruby Port
Aquilegia 'Ruby Port'
(Aquilegia vulgaris)

80 seeds   $2.75
Aquilegia 'Ruby Port' is an heirloom columbine with dark red, double flowers in late spring. The dark flowers are especially nice when contrasted with the silvery-green foliage of Lychnis coronaria.

Ruby Port columbine has tall stems for cutting. It's one of the first columbines that I ever grew and still one of my favorites. A classic!

Also called Granny's Bonnet. Hardy in zones 4-9.

height 30"


Aquilegia Winky Dark Blue
Aquilegia 'Winky Double Dark Blue-White'

40 seeds   $4.00              
Aquilegia 'Winky Double Dark Blue-White' has small, double flowers are a nice shade of dark blue, highlighted with white.

This short, compact columbine will fit into any small space, including containers. Deer resistant. Hardy in zones 4-9.

height 15"


Aquilegia Winky Double Red-White
Aquilegia 'Winky Double Red-White' (Columbine)

40 seeds   $4.00                 
Aquilegia 'Winky Double Red-White' has bicolor flowers of rosy-red and white. The flowers are beautifully formed. There's just something special about them.

Winky Double Red-White columbine is a small plant that should placed at the edge of a path or in a rock garden where it can be admired up close. Hardy in zones 4-9.

height 15"

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