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Columbine Seeds

Columbine seeds produce starry, nodding blooms for your garden. These perennial wildflowers thrive in light shade to full sun and prefer moist, well-drained soil rich with organic matter. With their distinctive spurred blossoms, columbines are ideal for attracting useful pollinators, while providing beauty to garden borders, cottage gardens, or pots.

Survival Garden Seeds has Rocky Mountain blue columbine seeds with detailed planting instructions to ensure robust growth. These heirloom, open-pollinated seeds will produce beautiful, resilient flowers for your garden.

Growing Columbine Seeds in Your Garden

  • Great for shaded garden spots
  • Heirloom, non-GMO seeds
  • Borders, garden beds, and containers
  • Pollinator-friendly North American wildflower


Rocky Mountain columbine, or Aquilegia Caerulea, is beloved for its graceful blue flowers and soft, divided leaves. The flowers typically bloom in late spring to early summer, providing an early burst of color. They also attract beneficial pollinators such as hummingbirds and butterflies. These columbines are native from Montana to Arizona. They can grow in a range of climates from USDA hardiness zones 3 to 9.


To cultivate columbine flower seeds, sow them directly in the garden. It’s advised to do it in fall or early spring because the cold period helps break the seed dormancy, initiating germination. Plant seeds on the surface of the soil, allowing light for germination. Keep the soil moist until seedlings emerge, usually in 3 to 4 weeks. Columbines grow relatively slowly, but once established, they will self-seed and naturalize in the garden for a yearly display.


Columbines require little maintenance once established. They enjoy being evenly moist and benefit from fertile soil. Removing dry flowers can encourage a second blooming, preventing excessive self-seeding at the same time. Over time, columbines can form large clumps that can be divided. Replant them to rejuvenate the plants and spread them to other garden areas.

Start cultivating one of the most lovely North American wildflowers. Survival Garden Seeds offers blue columbine seeds to grace your garden with their graceful presence for years. The airy, delicate flowers create a serene outdoor space, providing a feast for visiting pollinators.

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