800 Blue Rocky Mountain Columbine flower Seeds
This blue beauty grows on the meadows and cliffs of Colorado's Rocky Mountains, and was adopted as its official state flower in 1899 after winning the vote of the state's school children. Edwin James, a botanist for the one of the first climbing expeditions to Pike's Peak, first discovered and described this alpine flower in 1820; it grows at an altitude range of 10,000-13,000 feet, establishing itself on rocky slopes or cliffs. Since this species has become increasingly rare in the wild, Colorado law asks its citizens to protect the flower's growth. The name "columbine" is derived from the Latin "columba," or dove, since an upside down bloom looks like a circle of doves around a fountain. The Latin genus name "Aquilegia" means "eagle," since the spikes on the back of the flower look like an eagle's talons.
Direct sow in early fall, sowing the seed just below the surface of the soil. For spring planting, mix the seed with moist sand and store it in the refrigerator for 60 days before direct sowing after the last frost. The seed can also be started indoors, planted just below the surface of a flat and kept at a temperature of 60-65 degrees F until germination; keep the soil lightly moist.
These seeds are non-GMO (Genetically Modified Organisms), and are also free from all Neonicotinoids. They are packaged in our superb Gold Mylar Mylar Zip Packaging, which gives the seeds the best storage possible, and allows you to reseal the bag for later use. The artwork and labels on the packet are loaded with information - many people comment that it is the most beautiful packet that they have ever seen. If you have never tried out our seeds before, this is your chance to experience something special!
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