Aquilegia x hybrida 'Crimson Star'
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|Bicolor, good cutflower. This came to me as seed for A. caerulea, but online sources list it as a hybrid - it looks like any other bicolor A. vulgaris to me. Some sources list it as yellow/red flowers, others as white/red. Ours tend toward the latter coloration. The best feature of this variety is its long period of bloom - flowers keep coming for a month or more.
This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...
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|Rona Collins||Apr 30, 2005||I had a large area of "Crimson Star" that came up for years and this spring nothing. The whole area is empty. Any ideas why? I definitely want to obtain more. They were one of my all-time favorites.|
Rona, mine lasted about three years. This year, they're all gone. Columbines are generally considered short-lived perennials... Worse, the seed I collected last year wouldn't germinate, and in previous years I've had no self-seedlings from this columbine (if only the Barlows were so prudish!) - so I may have lost mine, as well. On an up-note, I've started about four new species this year - there are plenty of columbines to try :-)
|r||May 04, 2005||Waahh!! I want Crimson Star. Do you know of any place I could get some??
I would come to your plant sale but I live in Iowa. What state do you live in?|
I'm in PA - a bit of a trek, for you :-)
|Colleen Sumpter||Jun 25, 2005||Hi I purchased a Crimson Star Aquilegia this srping because of the red and yellow star flowers. It was gorgeous! About one month later I have no flowers but it started vining out. I would like to know How much it will vine out and why I can't find any pictures with the same kind of leaves on them as what my plant has? Does every Aquilegia have different leaves?|
I'm afraid you have an interloper - aquilegias won't vine out, and they all have very similar leaves.
- Seed from '01 trade. Baggy 35F (7w)-70F with light (75%G, 2-7d)
- Seed from '04 garden. Baggy 35F (8w)-70F (5w; no G); pot sown 2/15/05 yields seedlings in spring of '06 (16 by early May).
- Seed from '05 garden. Baggy 35F (7w; 5%G, 7w)-65F with light (55%G, 2-14d)
- Seed for 'Crimson Star' from '05 garden. Baggy 35F (8w) - 70F (70%G, 3-5d)
Not sure why '05 trial unsuccessful - lack of light exposure, or non-viable seed?
Seedlings slow to develop - start early
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