Seed of the Week: Blue Columbine

Our mystery seeds last week were from a blue columbine, Aquilegia caerulea.


The blue columbine is known for its beautiful blue to lavender and white flowers. It is the state flower of Colorado and commonly grows in the Rocky Mountains.


The plant has delicate fern-like leaves.


Blue columbines are perennials and once established will come back year after year.

Although our mystery seeds were collected from plant growing in a yard in western New York, the flowers were photographed near here:


Have you ever grown a blue columbine?



  1. sara

    oh, for heaven’s sake, I should have recognised this one, they grow right outside my back door!

  2. Roberta


    That must be beautiful. Do they come back every year for you?

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