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Dark Purple Columbine Seeds

July 15th, 2010

The first year we moved in here at Chiot’s Run, I planted seeds for this dark purple columbine, it’s bloomed beautifully each year since. It seeds itself freely about the gardens, but not to the level of being invasive. I have little purple columbines that grow up all over the place, some where I want them, some where I don’t, like in the driveway. Mostly I don’t bother pulling them up, since columbine blooms so early in the spring I enjoy every plant I have.

Columbines set seed in these interesting little pods. They sound like little maracas when you touch the plant. They’re quite interesting, even when they’re no longer blooming.

On Sunday afternoon I spent some time cutting all the seed heads off of my dark purple columbine. I ended up with thousands upon thousands of seeds, way more than I need. I sprinkled some along the edges of the woods where I want to get them started and I saved a few for my mom. Since I have so many extra seeds, I figured I’d give some away. I have 5 packets of seeds available, so comment below and I’ll pick 5 winners.

Do you save seeds from your flowers from year to year?

55 Comments to “Dark Purple Columbine Seeds”
  1. hanzy on April 19, 2012 at 7:03 am

    pleeeease pick me!!! i think that would be a great start for me!!! please!!!

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  2. Karen on August 24, 2012 at 9:09 pm

    I had a traditional dark purple columbine in my front yard and some one dug it out when I was on vacation. I would love to have another dark purple and seeds are great!! Thanks for the opportunity!!

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