The Dirty Gardener Dwarf Columbine Wildflower Seeds
The dwarf columbine has nodding lilac purple bell-shaped flowers with white overtones, yellow eyes and spurs at the ends of the stems from mid spring to early summer, which are interesting on close inspection. It's attractive lobed compound leaves remain teal in color throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant. Landscape attributes: the dwarf columbine is an herbaceous perennial with a mounded form. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other garden plants with less refined foliage. This is a relatively low maintenance perennial, and should be cut back in late fall in preparation for winter. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration; insects. The dwarf columbine is recommended for the following landscape applications; rock/alpine gardens, mass planting, general garden use, border edging, naturalizing and woodland gardens, ground cover, container planting. Plant characteristics: the dwarf columbine will grow to be only 6 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 8 inches. Its foliage tends to remain low and dense right to the ground. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 6 years. This perennial performs well in both full sun and full shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or ph. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This plant can be propagated by seed. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.
- This sweet columbine has purple bell-shaped blooms with yellow spurs
- Low growing flower perfect to add to rock gardens, borders and containers
- Attracts butterflies, bees and hummingbirds
- Prefers rich, moist soil, partial shade and does well in zones 3-10