Columbine Seeds - Aquilegia vulgaris - Native Wildflower

Type: Perennial Wildflower
Approximate height: Up to 1m
Flowering Time: May to July
Site and soil type: Partial shade
When to sow: Late summer or autumn. The seeds need a period of cold before they will germinate.
Where to sow: Outside, direct into soil or into modules or pots.
Packet contents: Approximately 0.26g / 180 seeds

Columbine is a pretty plant with various varieties common in gardens.

This is the true wild form with purplish blue flowers with hooked spurs in summer. 

It is found in various sites in the wild but most often in woodland clearings and prefers partial shade.

 Columbine provides food for long-tongued bumblebees and is an "RHS Plants for Pollinators" plant **

All our seed packets include sowing instructions.

Jemima’s Garden seeds are plastic free and reyclable. They’re contained in an inner glassine envelope, (made from pine wood cellulose), and an outer Kraft paper seed packet. Any shipping packaging is also plastic free and recyclable.

Key to symbols:

πŸ› A food plant for the caterpillar

πŸ¦‹ Provides nectar for the adult moth or butterfly

πŸ¦‡ Listed in: Bat Conservation Trust Encouraging bats, A guide for bat-friendly gardening and living

πŸ¦‡ (RHS)  Listed in the RHS Plants for Bats list

** RHS Plants for Pollinators. The RHS Plants for Pollinators mark is only given to plants that support pollinating insects. Find out more at

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