All 40 seeds were planted three months ago, and so far four seedlings have sprouted. Nowhere near ready to have flowers yet, but am very happy with the seedlings! Columbines tend to have uneven germination rates so I’m not giving up on the rest of them yet. Especially as we head into the colder months…they like the cold. I’ll update my review once the flowers start showing and I can comment on their gorgeousness.
Update: I have two surviving plants out of the 40 seeds planted. The flowers were smaller than I thought they would be, but then, the picture didn’t show size context. I am very happy with my Black Barlows and would plant again, given that I love unusually dark flowers. They have survived well through our Zone 9 winter in pots!