Are you looking for Flowers That Attract Hummingbirds? Or maybe Perennial Shade Flowers? Then you should be taking a look at Growing Columbine!
I've decided to do things a little differently with this years garden posts. Instead of just showing random flowers from my garden, I'm going to focus on a specific plant. This week it's Columbine. If you aren't growing columbine in your garden, you need to!
Flowers that Attract Hummingbirds
There are plenty of reasons to grow columbine, besides the fact that they are so pretty. They are also very attractive to hummingbirds. Hummingbirds like flowers that are are brightly colored and tubular. It is such a pretty sight to see them buzzing around the columbine.
Shade Tolerant Perennial Flower
In the wild columbine grows in woodlands and mountain areas. This means that they do well in dappled shade. We have ours planted in a dappled shade bed that is right on the edge of our wooded area. They provide welcome color in a shady area.
Collect Your Columbine Seeds
My columbine begins blooming in April and the blooms last for a couple of months, then they start setting seeds. I usually let mine go to seed and then collect the seeds to spread the columbine out more. They easily reseed on their own. If you do collect the seeds, it's best to hold on to them until fall and then plant them. They need a cold spell before they will germinate. The seeds are tiny and black about the size of flax seeds.
Columbine - Gorgeous Flowers and Easy to Grow
I hope I've convinced you to add some columbine to your garden! They are so easy to grow and provide welcome color in shady areas, plus you'll love watching the hummingbirds feed!