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How to Grow Columbine Flowers

Perennial

If you are both a gardener and a hummingbird lover, you probably have Columbine plants growing in your flowerbeds. Hummingbirds love the showy blooms, that are loaded with nectar. But, watch out....bees like them, too.

Native to Asia, Europe and North America, Columbine are an easy to grow perennial. Lacy plants produce long- spurred showy blossoms, from late spring to early summer. Columbine colors include white, yellow, pink, blue, purple and bi-colors. Plants grow 15" - 20" tall.

Also called the "Rocky Mountain Columbine", they are the state flower of Colorado.

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Propagation:

Columbine are grown from seed. Directly seed them into your flower garden.

Sow seeds in the spring, and cover with 1/8" soil. Space seeds or seedlings 16-18" apart.

If you have established plants, Columbine can also be separated by division in the spring.

How to Grow Columbine:

Grow Columbine plants in partial shade. They will do well in average soils and tolerate dry soil conditions. Soil should be well drained. Water only during extended droughts.

Add a general purpose fertilizer once or twice a season.

New Columbine plants will bloom in the second year. They look good in flowerbeds, containers, as edging, and in rock gardens.

When selecting a location to plant them, look for an open area to attract Hummingbirds.

Columbine will grow all season long. As a hardy perennial, they should survive light frosts.

Insect and Disease:

Columbine are resistant to insects and disease. If insect or disease problems occur, treat early with organic or chemical insect repellents and fungicide.





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