Biedermeier Columbine is also known as Aquilegia 'Biedermeier' (Aquilegia x hybrida 'Biedermeier'). It is a mix of different pastel colored, spurred columbine flowers. This mix is popular among gardeners because it is a terrific spring bloomer with lovely flowers.
Biedermeier seed mixes are easy to get. You can purchase them at many places and can also easily order it online at Amazon for instance.
If you do not want them to grow from seeds, you can also purchase potted plants.
If you do not want to have a color mix in your garden, you can also buy seeds that are separated by color. The names of the hybrids (Biedermeier Series) are: Aquilegia 'Biedermeier White', Aquilegia 'Biedermeier Pink', Aquilegia 'Biedermeier Red', and Aquilegia 'Biedermeier Blue'.
These flowers are really easy to grow and need almost no maintenance. And they will grow and bloom year after year (they are perennial plants)! Like most columbine species they prefer a shady place rather than a place in full sun. Keep the soil moist, but do not overwater them; they are very robust and can withstand some draught. The plants will grow about 24 inches tall and spread about 12 inches.
Columbine flowers are prolific self-seeders. So, keep in mind to deadhead them after flowering to prevent them from spreading exceedingly. They are terrific plants for beds and borders, rock gardens, alpine gardens and cottage gardens. You can also plant them in containers, use them for mass plantings, groundcover plants or just for general garden use. Be creative!
Do you love butterflies? Well, then, you should definitely go ahead and plant these wonderful flowers, because they attract a lot of butterflies.
Tip: Cut the flowers and make great looking bouquets! The vast array of color combinations (colors range from cream to pink, lilac, carmine, red, and blue) is a true eye-catcher and they are often a center of attention! The graceful, blue-green foliage adds contrasting color and texture.
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