Columbine William Guinness Aquilegia Vulgaris is a popular hardy perennial native to Europe and North America. Columbine William Guinness seeds can be planted outdoors in spring or fall. Also called Magpie Columbine or Granny's Bonnet Columbine this mesmerizing perennial flowering plant produces one the most eye-catching garden flowers. This compact growing and clump-forming Columbine features attractive, fern-like foliage and large, bi-colored, dark purple flowers that are highlighted with contrasting white edges. Magpie Columbine blooms from mid spring until early summer and hummingbirds, bees, and butterflies like to visit the showy flowers.
Columbine William Guinness is an outstanding choice for a hummingbird garden, and Columbine is widely used for woodland gardens or mass planting in naturalized areas, borders, cottage and shade gardens. The surface sowing is recommended for Aquilegia Vulgaris seeds, and the established Columbine prefers to grow in moist, well-drained soil performing best in partial shade, but Columbine tolerates sun if the adequate watering is provided.
Height: 24-32 Inches
Bloom Season: Spring/Summer
Environment: Sun/Partial Shade
Soil Type: Average, Moist well-drained, pH 5.8-7.2
USDA Zones: 3-9
Sow Indoors: Spring (6-8 weeks before last frost)
Sow Outdoors: Spring/Fall
Seed Depth: Surface sowing - press seeds slightly into the soil
Germination Time: 14-21 Days