William Guinness Columbine features deep purple-black sepals and brilliant white corollas.
This variety of Columbine is also known as Magpie Columbine or Granny's Bonnet Columbine. It truly is one of the few flowers that make you want to look twice. Create an eye-catching display with the lovely flowers on this old-fashioned variety of Columbine.
Sow Columbine seeds in starter trays indoor 6 - 8 weeks before last expected frost. Press the flower seed into the soil but do not cover it. Light is beneficial to germination.
Columbine flower seed can be directly sown into prepared seedbeds with loosened, weed-free soil after frost season has passed. Sow the Columbine seed in groups of 3 - 4, and space the seed groups 16 inches apart. Thin to the strongest plant.
USDA Zones: 3 - 9
Height: 24 - 30 inches
Bloom Season: Spring and early summer
Bloom Color: Purple
Environment: Full sun to partial shade
Soil Type: Rich, well-drained, pH 5.8 - 7.2
Temperature: 65 - 70F
Average Germ Time: 14 - 21 days
Light Required: Yes
Depth: Do not cover the seed but press into the soil