Oriental Columbine Flower
- New for 2019
- Full sun to partial shade is optimal
- Rarely found commercially
This columbine species is rarely found commercially. In the wild, the plum-colored flowers of this perennial columbine thrive in the open meadows of northeast Asia, but they are well-suited for cultivation in beds, borders, and rock gardens. The spring-blooming plants grow 2-3' tall and bear medium-sized flowers with plum petals and strongly hooked spurs. The species prefers moderate to moist soil and full sun or partial shade. 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. Zinnias prefer well-drained average soil. Water regularly, keeping leaves dry. Remove spent blossoms frequently to prolong blooming.