Native Region: West Coast BC Native
Zone Range: 3-9
Preferred Climate: Well draining garden soil in full/semi sun.
Harvest Date: Thursday 13 September, 2012
Seed count: 30-40
This beauty evolved with our climate. Basal rosettes of divided lobed, blue-green leaves on long stems. Scarlet and yellow two toned flowers are held high on tall stalks. Drought resistant. Easy to grow. Found growing all over my garden in wonderful patches from the rose bed to the strawberry patch. Flower stalks can reach 1.5 meters above basal leaves.
Deer proof; pest and disease free; summer drought tolerant hummingbird magnet. Forms a rosette leaves first year; flowers susequent years. Forms deep tap root. If you sit still among your columbine, the hummingbirds will not notice you and will buzz around your head. Enjoy the antics of these tiny birds and their pollen dusted faces!
Soak seed 24 hours; fold in moist paper towel or coffee filter and place in pastic bag. Chill seed 5 days remove from paper. Press seed into medium. Keep moist, plastic cover improves success. Opt. germination temp: 21-27 C. Days to germ: 25-30.