Delightful little stacks of round-lobed leaves emerge in early spring. Soon after, magical jewel-like nodding blossoms with red-spurred sepals and yellow petaled skirts dance above the foliage. The elegant slender spurs are filled with nectar irresistible to hummingbirds. We planted ours at the base of a granite boulder, right alongside some highbush blueberries. The columbines start flowering at the same time as the blueberry bushes, and the rock helps retain even moisture in the soil.
Columbines bloom from late May to early June. Prefers light moist well-drained soil. Nice planted in clusters, 12–18" apart. Dappled shade guarantees the best color. Native to eastern North America. Z3. Maine Grown. (bare-root crowns)
681 Wild Columbine - Organic
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Herbaceous Perennial Plants
When you receive your order, open the bags and check the stock immediately. Roots and crowns should be firm and pliable. Surface mold is harmless and will not affect the plant’s future performance. Store plants in their packaging in a cool (35–40°) location until you are ready to plant. If it’s going to be awhile, you can pot up your perennials.
Do not plant bare-root perennial plant crowns directly outdoors before danger of frost has passed. Wet and/or cold conditions for an extended period may cause rotting.