These eye-catching flowers of woodland and moist meadows are sure to attract hummingbirds and butterflies and are native to the Pacific Northwest from coastline to sub-alpine meadows. The plants are upright with nodding blooms of yellow petals ending in red spurs that are filled with nectar, and have large red petal-like sepals. Plant Sitka Columbine separately as columbine species will cross with each other and may result in a variety of colors. To break the natural dormancy for a spring planting, place the seed in a small plastic bag with moist peat moss or paper towel and store in the refrigerator for 1-3 weeks before planting. These prefer moist soils and partial sun to full sun. Blooms from late spring through summer.
Rate: 1 oz./60 sq.ft.
Bloom time: May – June
Pkt weight: 70 mg (approx. 60 seeds)