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Aquilegia vulgaris

Common name columbine
Family ranunculaceae
Life cycle perennial
Flowers mixed
Size 2-3 ft
Light sun-part shade
From seed self-seeds in our garden
detailed seed-starting info below

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.

Aquilegia vulgaris
Aquilegia vulgaris
Aquilegia vulgaris

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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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed for 'Double Purple' from '12 garden. Baggy 35F (4w) - 70F (68%G, 6-10d)
  2. Seed for 'CG1 bicolor' from '14 garden. Baggy 35F (4w) - 70F (60%G, 7-19d)

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