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Aquilegia desertorum

Aquilegia desertorum
Arizona columbine
Aquilegia desertorum

Common name Arizona columbine
Family ranunculaceae
Life cycle perennial (Z5-8)
Flowers orange-red/yellow
Size 12-18"
Light sun-part shade
From seed germinate at room temperature, several weeks
detailed seed-starting info below

Same general color scheme as A. canadensis, but the red parts are a bit more orange-tinged, and the flowers face outward instead of nodding down. Leaves are multiply divided, with a plum cast to the leaf stems. Blooms continue for several weeks, longer than most columbines we grow.

Arizona columbine
Aquilegia desertorum
Subtle coloration in early-spring growth
Arizona columbine
As with other columbines, seeds are shiny black, but they are more elongated and flimsier than most

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from NARGS '11/'12 exchange. Baggy 70F (57%G, 13-80d)
  2. Same seed as above, cold-stored through summer. Baggy 70F (45%G, 12-48d)
  3. Seed from '14 garden, cold-stored. Baggy 70F (56+%G, 15-30d)

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