Biedermeier Columbine

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Irresistible multi-colored selection, the Biedermeier Columbine (Aquilegia 'Biedermeier') is a beautiful, easy-to-grow, spring-blooming perennial! Full of nodding purple, rosy pink, light blue, and white flowers with lighter corollas, these tall stems will also be full of pollinators and bees!

This perennial will grace whatever landscape it is added to with its elegant blooms and interesting foliage! Forming mounds of lacy compound leaves with rounded lobes in blue-green all growing season long!

The lovely blue-green foliage adds texture year-round, and even fall color, to any of your perennial beds. The mix of colors and its low-growing habit make this special Columbine stand out from the rest! Cold-hardy throughout USDA growing zones 3 to 7, Biedermeier grows just 12-18 inches tall and 12 inches wide.

Planting and Application:

Quickly naturalizing and filling sweeping areas with their unique leaves and multi-colored flowers, Biedermeier can be contained by deadheading right after they finish blooming. Feel free to use them as a cut flower, to enjoy in your favorite vase! Used individually, in small groupings, or massed together to create a stunning explosion of extended color!

The Biedermeier Columbine can be used in many applications, like Rock gardens and mixed perennial gardens! They look great as a filler in garden beds or in containers, as edging along pathways, beds, and borders, in Cottage gardens and Butterfly gardens. It attracts bees and hummingbirds, but deer tend to leave it alone.

  • Assortment of Purple, Pink, Purple & White Blooms
  • Fine-Textured Lobed Foliage Mounds
  • Pollinator & Hummingbird Friendly
  • Containers & Garden Filler & Finery!
  • Garden Beds & Borders, Pathways, En Masse, Edging & Specimens

#ProPlantTips for Care:

The Biedermeier Columbine is an easy-to-grow perennial that should be planted in full sun to partial shade in fertile, moist, well-drained soil for best results. Columbines prefer a good layer of mulch or compost over their root systems. Columbines are a profuse self-seeder, so it is recommended for these to be planted 12 to 18 inches apart. The planting area could double in a few years because of the prolific reseeding characteristics of the plant. You can halt this by deadheading, and simultaneously encouraging a rebloom later in the season! Prune back the foliage in late autumn as soon as it dies back. Deer and rabbits, Columbines are also pest and disease-resistant.

  • Full Sun, Afternoon Shade & Partial Shade
  • Well-Drained Soil
  • Regular Moisture & Appreciates Mulch
  • Deadhead & Prune Late Autumn
  • Pest, Deer & Rabbit Resistant

Purchase your Biedermeier Columbine today and you will soon enjoy this popular, easy-growing, colorful flowering variety in your garden! Order yours at Nature Hills as soon as you see this unique variety available!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Biedermeier Columbine Is Suited to Grow in Zones 3-7
Growing Zones 3-7
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Aquilegia 'Biedermeier'
Type Perennial
Mature Height 12 - 18 inches
Mature Spread 12 inches
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Mixed
Foliage Color Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Late Autumn