We have all kinds of varieties of common columbine - all offspring from several plants purchased many years ago. Most of them, at this point, are one of three colors of 'Nora Barlow'-type plants - deep plum, royal purple and pink/white. We also have some more traditional bicolor columbines, descended from 'Music mix' and other plants. They are almost a weed in our garden, but oh, such a pretty weed.
We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.
Seed for this plant is included on my seed trade list
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|Mullika Shrivastava||Dec 17, 2005||Your site is such a treat to the eye .God bless you for it .
The plants with purple flowers and red and white flowers are from the daliah family.
I planted some in Connecticut last summer they did not bloom,I hope they will this year.I have left the tubers in the ground,and want to see what happens.|
|YashSinha, Canada, Mar 16, 2009||Mar 16, 2009||What Mullika says about your page is very apt. The posted pictures are great.
I wish you the best.|
|Colin Burn||Jun 07, 2010||At last, a site which refers to acquilegia as 'almost a weed'! Having just dug up, as far as fleshy tap roots will allow, loads of the stuff....ok, pretty as it is...but it was taking over,....being a 'non-plantsman' I decided to find out at last what it was! I was feeling so guilty until your site 'gave me permission'! Thanks and regards, CB|
|Blake||Feb 24, 2011||I'm growing the Blue Barlow double flowered columbine shown in your fourth picture in my window sil. Hope it flowers!
For seed instructions, most columbines need 4 weeks moist&cold (I did a container with a bit of moist soil in the fridge), then 4 weeks around 70F/20C with light, surface sewn. GA-3 is supposed to really help germination with columbines.|
- Seed for 'Double Purple' from '12 garden. Baggy 35F (4w) - 70F (68%G, 6-10d)
- Seed for 'CG1 bicolor' from '14 garden. Baggy 35F (4w) - 70F (60%G, 7-19d)
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