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Aquilegia skinneri

Aquilegia skinneri
Aquilegia skinneri
Family ranunculaceae
Life cycle perennial (Z3-10)
Flowers red/yellow (late spring-summer)
Size 18-36"
Light sun

Columbine native to the U.S. southwest. From photos I found online, it looks like a nice bicolor. I grew it once from seed years ago but did not get to flowering plants. In recent years, I've attempted again from newly traded seed. The results (in the second year after starting from seed) are shown in the photos above – nothing like the red/yellow bicolor I was expecting. So my plants are something else; I'll rename the page when I find out what they might be.

We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from '02 trade. Baggy 70F (18%G, 17-36d). Exposure to light did not yield additional germination
  2. Seed from '10 trade. Baggy 70F (80%G, 12-23d)
  3. Same seed as above. Baggy 70F (90%G, 14-24d)

Seedling leaf development takes a bit longer than for most columbines, in my experience.

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