Common columbine (Aquilegia vulgaris) organic
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Common columbine (Aquilegia vulgaris) organic

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The Common Columbine is native to Europe and a rather unpretentious perennial with beautiful purple flowers, which are particularly attractive for bees because of their high nectar content. It grows very well at various locations but has nowadays
become quite rare in the wild and, therefore, a protected species in many countries.

Historically, the plant has been used as a remedy for scurvy but it plays only a minor role in current herbal medicine since parts of the plant contain slightly poisonous alkaloids. Regardless of its medicinal effect, however, it is very suitable as a tea plant, since its sweet flowers taste outstanding in herbal teas.

In European mythology, the columbine has alleged the ability to enhance love charms, and it was used in magic amulets. Its seeds were added to aphrodisiac perfumes and supposedly even chewed by courtesans at royal courts all over Europe. In ancient Rome, the vestal priestesses were not allowed to even approach the plant.

Seeds, content: Approx. 200 Columbine seeds

Details: Plant description & care
Plant family:
Plant height approx.:
50 – 90 cm
Flowering time:
Flower colour:
Root system :
Lifecycle :
Shade full sun
Sowing & cultivation
Indoor pre-culture (seedling stage):
Sowing time outdoors:
Sowing depth:
0.5 cm
Best germination temperature :
16 – 18 °C
Germination time in days:
21 – 35
Planting distance:
30 x 30 cm
Honey plantNeeds light to germinatePoisonous plant
Main harvest:
Growing this wild plant from seed is not complicated, since the plant also self-seeds and has a quite good germination capacity. The sowing should take place at approx. 5mm depth, pre-culture can start in the early spring from February, whereby the seedlings may be planted only after the last frosts. Direct sowing is possible from April, planting distance about 30cm.

The best location is in the half-shade but it can also thrive in the sun if the soil is fertile and permeable. It tolerates sandy and loamy soil well but needs a good water supply without any waterlogging. Mature columbine plants are hardy.
Other names
Botanical name:
aquilegia vulgaris
German names:
elfenhandschuhfrauenhandschuhfünf vögerl zusammkapuzinerhütlipfaffenkäppleschlotterhosetaubenblumetauberlnvenuswagenwald–akelei
English names:
common columbineeuropean columbinegranny's bonnetgranny's nightcap
French names:
ancolie commune
Spanish names:
aguileña común
Italian names:
aquilegia commune
Item number
Magic Garden Seeds
Seed quantity:
200 Pcs.


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