Columbines blooming?

Carolinaflowerlover NC Zone 7bMarch 25, 2012

I am in zone 7b., NC. I planted my columbine seeds in Sept or Oct last year. I have tons of green. I know they bloom biannually....but will this year be considered the second year, or will I have to wait until 2013? I figure they have been in the ground for 150-180 days now. Our area almost skipped winter, too.

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gardengal48

If planted early enough, columbines will bloom their first year from seed. Typically, established plants will self-seed freely and produce flowering plants the next season. Since they tend not to be a very long-lived perennial, that's a good thing as they continually produce replacements if you do not deadhead. The plants are quite promiscuous however and will cross pollinate with each other wildly so be prepared to to enjoy offspring that do not necessarily resemble their parents.

    Bookmark   March 25, 2012 at 5:51PM
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Carolinaflowerlover NC Zone 7b

Thanks! Mine seem to be about the same height as ones I saw at Home Depot, so I hope that means they will. I am fine with different colors...they all seem pretty! Thanks for the reminder to not deadhead.

    Bookmark   March 26, 2012 at 7:23PM
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