Oriental Columbine Seeds Aquilegia oxysepala
- Perennial; Grows 12-36 Inches
- Extraordinary and exotic; Plum, cream and yellow blooms
- Blooms Spring; Full sun to partial shade
Availability & Turnaround Time
All seeds are shipped year-round, while flower bulbs are shipped on a seasonal basis. Typical turnaround times for in-stock items is between 2 – 5 business days.
|Zones 2 – 10||Year-Round|
|Spring Planted Bulbs & Perennials (March - June):|
|Zones 8 – 10 Pre-Orders||Mid March|
|Zones 7 Pre-Orders||Late March-Early April|
|Zones 6 Pre-Orders||Early-Mid April|
|Zones 5 Pre-Orders||Mid-Late April|
|Zones 2 – 4 Pre-Orders||Late April-Early May|
|All Zones Ship Until Inventory is Sold Out||May - June|
|Saffron Crocus & Bearded Iris (Late August - November):|
|All Zones||Start Shipping late August|
|Fall Planted Bulbs & Perennials (September - January):|
|Zones 2-4 Pre-Orders||Mid September|
|Zones 5 Pre-Orders||Mid-Late September|
|Zones 6 Pre-Orders||Late September|
|Zones 7 Pre-Orders||Late September - Early October|
|Zones 8-10 Pre-Orders||Early October|
|All Zones Ship Until Inventory is Sold Out||Mid October - January|
|NOTE: Amaryllis Bulbs, Hosta Roots, Lily Bulbs, Papaver Roots, Paperwhite Bulbs, Peony Roots & Siberian Iris Roots ship to ALL ZONES beginning in October.|
We try our utmost to maintain reliable inventory of all products, and are very proud of our record in doing so. However, as we are a company engaged in what Mother Nature provides, we do sometimes experience shortages and crop failures beyond our control. If, for any reason, we are required to backorder any portion of your order, rest assured we will keep you apprised of updated shipping information and/or any other options that may satisfy your needs and wishes.
Oriental Columbine Seeds - Oriental Columbine Seed
This is yet another unusual Columbine variety that is sure to inspire your wild garden. As its name implies, this one hails from Asia, but is quite easily transplanted to just about any region of North America. Oriental Columbine is an esoteric treasure for the flower gardener that’s looking for something out of the ordinary.
Name: Oriental Columbine Seeds Botanical Name: Aquilegia oxysepala Life Cycle: Perennial Light Requirement: Full Sun, Partial Sun Planting Season: Spring, Fall Plant Type: North American Native, Clumping Habit, Each Flower Petal has a Backward-Pointing Spur Features: Heirloom, Attracts Pollinators, Attracts Hummingbirds, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Poor Soil Tolerant, Cut Flower Garden, Extended Bloom Time, Container Garden Color: Purple, Yellow Blooms: Spring, Late Spring, Early Summer, Summer Days to Maturity: 60-90 Days Plant Height: 24-36 inches Plant Spacing: 8-10 inches Planting Depth: 1/4 inches Sowing Method: Direct Sow Cold Stratification: Yes Seeds per Pound: 363, 000 Hardiness Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Ships: Year Round
How to Plant & Grow Columbine from Seeds
Columbines are a highly adaptable flower. They do well in many climates and sun conditions, but they will bloom best in full sun to light shade. Plus, columbines are deer resistant, and birds and butterflies love the nectar found in tip of the petal’s thin spur!
For best results, put columbine seeds in the refrigerator for 24 hours prior to planting. Another, slightly more intensive way to stratify (a process of breaking seeds’ dormancy by subjecting them to moist/cold treatments) your seeds is to first, sow them into a container filled with moist soil. Next, place the container in a plastic bag and refrigerate or freeze it for 3 weeks. Finally, remove the seeds, and place them outdoors in a sunny location or under grow lights and allow them to germinate (21 to 28 days).
If sowing outdoors: In the early spring (3 to 4 weeks before the last frost), sow your columbine seeds on top of lightly raked soil. They do not need to be covered. Your columbine seeds will germinate in around 21 days.
If starting indoors, plant columbine seeds 6 weeks before the average last spring frost.
Columbines are perennials that are hardy to zones 3 to 8 or 9, depending on variety.
Amount Recommended Coverage Packet Up to 100 Sq. Ft Ounce Package Up to 250 Sq. Ft 1/4 Pound Package Up to 1,000 Sq. Ft 1 Pound Sack Up to 4,000 Sq. Ft 5 Pound Sack Up to 20,000 Sq. Ft
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