How to Grow Columbine (Aquilegia)

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Columbine flowers grow well in almost any climate and need a full, sunny spot to grow in. Plant and grow Columbine flowers by roots or seeds with tips from an experienced gardener in this free video on planting flowers and gardening. View Video Transcript

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Yolanda Vanveen

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Hi this is Yolanda from And in this segment we're going to learn about the Columbine flower. It's a beautiful North American native flower that grows great in almost any climate. It just needs a full hot sunny spot to grow. So Columbine we're used by the Native Americans for many medicinal purposes. And the roots are related to the Aconitum so they're very poisonous but yet they can be used as an anti-venom or for many different types of ailments but they're very dangerous so never ever use them at home. They're a beautiful plant, just buy the roots or you can start them by the seed. They grow naturally in wild meadows. And in areas that have some sun but also they'll grow with a little bit of shade as well. They're a beautiful flower that I love in my garden. The flowers look like just little rockets, like little spaceships or fireworks and they come in so many different colors, yellows and oranges, and reds, and they're just a beautiful plant. And they're very easy to grow. So you can buy the roots or you can buy the seeds and start them easily. And you can plant them either in the winter time or the spring time and they're very hardy. They'll grow in very cold climates and can com back every year. They're a great addition to your garden.