|Basal leaves have the trademark columbine shape; some purplish marking sets it apart from most other species |
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.
||Colorado blue columbine
||ordinary garden soil, not too dry
||germinate at room temperature
detailed seed-starting info below
This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...
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- Seed from '04 trade. Baggy 65F (75%, 8-17d)
- Seed from NARGS '12/'13 exchange. Baggy 70F (58%G, 4-8w)
- 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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April 13, 2014