Dwarf Columbine Flower
- Full sun to partial shade is optimal
Native to Europe, this spring-to summer blooming perennial columbine bears flowers noted for their brightly colored sepals in a rainbow of colors, paired with strongly hooked spurs. Growing 10-18" tall, this selection bears small, downward-facing flowers, reminiscent of an old-fashioned bonnet. In fact, past generations have even playfully referred to this flower as “Granny’s Bonnet.” The self-sowing variety prefers even moisture and grows best in full sun to partial shade, ideally with afternoon shade in hot climates. Perennial.
Start Indoors: 6-8 weeks before last frost
Germination: 3-4 weeks
Plant Outdoors: 8-10” Apart
Light: Sun/Partial Shade
Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors after last frost. Columbine prefer well-drained average soil. Water regularly, keeping leaves dry. Remove spent blossoms frequently to prolong blooming.