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Biedermeier Columbine

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  • Full Shade (Less Than 2 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 10 - 12 Inches
  • Mature Spread 10 - 12 Inches
  • Growing Zones 3 - 8

Welcome in spring with the Biedermeier Columbine. This upright perennial features tall stalks dotted with long-spurred, bell-shaped flowers. The blooms are predominantly blue and tinged with hints of pink and white. The Aquilegia Biedermeier blooms during the spring and summer. The flowers grow on dark, branched stems surrounded by tiny, delicate green foliage.

This plant is a natural fit for borders, beds, and mass plantings. At about a foot tall, try to place this plant near the front of a bed and trim the stems to feature the flowers in arrangements. Pollinators, like hummingbirds and butterflies, will visit the beautiful blooms, but deer usually keep away. This beauty grows as a perennial in USDA zones 3 through 8.

Biedermeier Columbine Care

Columbine plants need full to part sun but select a spot with partial sun for better results. These plants prefer a lot of sun in the spring, but some shade is appreciated once the blooms die back. Water weekly, especially during the first growing season. New plants need consistently moist soil, but established plants prefer drier conditions. Soil should be moist, acidic to neutral, and well-drained. 

Feed the plant each month during the growing season using balanced plant food. Deadhead the plant to keep it looking tidy and prevent it from self-seeding. Cut the plant back to the basal leaves in the fall.

Biedermeier Columbine Spacing

Biedermeier Columbine is a low-growing plant that will reach 10 to 12 inches tall and equally wide. Space plants 8 to 10 inches apart to create a full, meadow-like effect.


Biedermeir Columbine Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 3 - 8
Plant Type: Perennials
Light Exposure: Full Shade (Less Than 2 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 10 - 12 Inches
Mature Spread: 10 - 12 Inches
Spacing: 10 - 12 Inches
Habit: Mounded
Flower Color(s): Blue, Pink, White
Flower Description:
Bloom Period:
Foliage Type: Herbaceous
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description:
Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering, Summer Flowering
Watering: Average
Resists: Deer
Tolerates: Drought
Attracts: Birds, Butterflies
Container Role:
Uses: Borders, Specimen or Focal Point, Wildlife Gardens
Features: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flowers, Low Maintenance
Common Name: Biedermeir Columbine
Other Name(s):

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Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.

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We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.

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Summer Shipping

  • If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.  
    • We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location

Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.

It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.