(Aquilegia longissima) Golden blooms with the longest tails in the Aquilegia business flit around like shooting stars in airy displays held high above beautiful rosettes of foliage. This rare and beautiful columbine is native to moist canyon territory from Arizona and west Texas though Northern Mexico and gets its name from its fantastically long nectar spurs, an adaptation to attract its preferred pollinator: large Hawkmoths with tongues 3.5-4.5" long. Unfussy plants grow to 3+' blooming second year and thereafter. Unusual and attention grabbing accent in bouquets. Excellent long stems
Packet: 100 seeds
Product Code: CLB-LS-pkt
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Sow indoors 8-10 weeks before your last frost.
Transplant out after last frost.
Note: Pre-chill seed for 1-2 weeks to break dormancy. Blooms in the spring of the second year.
Barely cover as light aids germination.
8-12" in rows 16" apart.
21-28 days @ soil temp 70F
Prefers part shade
Average. Prefers well-drained, fluffy, and evenly moist soil but tolerates less ideal soil and tolerates drought once established.
Strong wiry stems.
Attracts hummingbirds, butterflies, moths, and bumblebees!
Harvest stems when 1/3 of flowers are open and expect a vase life of 5-7 days.