Multi-layered bell flowers like a princess gown, hang from tall upright stems. Happy in shade, dappled shade, or full sun in cooler regions. Totally frost-hardy. Plant these frilly columbines in a mixed border or scattered through the beds for cottage garden appeal. Flowers 14 weeks from sowing.
DESCRIPTION: Tall bi-colour bell-like flower spikes in a colourful pastel mix above deep green ferny foliage. Popular in cottage gardens and as a charming cut flower. PLANTING: Spring and Autumn. Sow seeds directly into garden beds or pots on the soil surface, press in and keep moist. Needs a cold period so in cool climates, sow in autumn-winter; or put the packet in the fridge for 4-6 weeks before planting. Plant in free draining soil in a sunny to shaded location protected from strong winds. CARE: Water seedlings regularly until established and continue to provide water especially during dry spells. Mulch plants to keep the shallow roots cool in summer. For an extra long flowering season, remove spent blooms and feed with liquid fertiliser regularly for prolific flowering and plant health.