Double White Columbine, Aquilegia.
A genus of clump-forming, short lived perennials noted for their late spring to midsummer blooms of single, or double, short-spurred or spurless flowers, in a variety of colours ranging from blue to violet to white to pink to red. A classic element of herbaceous borders. Columbines self-sow without being invasive and often attract hummingbirds.
Commonly known as Granny's Bonnet, is an excellent garden perennial with attractive clouds of delicate, bell shaped flowers & wonderful lacy foliage that emerges early in the spring. Blooming profusely for 4-6 weeks (depending on varieties and regions), they provide a lovely and welcomed transition between the early spring bulbs and peak garden season.
Plant Columbine Seeds: Sow columbine seeds in cell packs or flats, press into soil, do not cover. Needs light to germinate. Kept at 65 to 70° F., seedlings emerge in 21 to 28 days. Can direct sow columbine seeds into prepared seed beds in groups of 3 to 4 seeds, spaced 10 to 18 in. apart. Thin to the strongest plant.
Grow Columbine: Full sun in mild climates, part to light shade where it is warm. Best performance in moist, well drained soil — will tolerate average water. For cut flowers, harvest blooms as they begin to open. Typical vase life is 5 to 7 days. Pinch or cut off spent flowers to extend bloom season. Flowers attract hummingbirds and butterflies. Plants are deer and rabbit resistant.
40-60 Seeds per package.