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Aquilegia coerulea

 
Aquilegia coerulea
Colorado blue columbine
Basal leaves have the trademark columbine shape; some purplish marking sets it apart from most other species
Synonym(s) Aquilegia caerulea
Common name Colorado blue columbine
Family ranunculaceae
Life cycle perennial (Z3-8)
Flowers blue/white (spring)
Size 18-24"
Light sun-part shade
Cultural notes ordinary garden soil, not too dry
From seed germinate at room temperature
detailed seed-starting info below

So far (in its second year), this columbine is smaller than the common species, and sports a blue/white bicolor quite typical of the genus.

This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from '04 trade. Baggy 65F (75%, 8-17d)
  2. Seed from NARGS '12/'13 exchange. Baggy 70F (58%G, 4-8w)
  3. Same seed as above, cold-stored. Baggy 70F (32d; 3%G, 29d) - 35F (6w) - 70F (84%G, 6-20d)

Clothier says slow to germinate, other sources recommend a cold treatment - so I was expecting a much more difficult germination process. Sure enough, my second attempt was slower to yield results.


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