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Columbines blooming?

Posted by carolinaflowerlover 7b NC (My Page) on
Sun, Mar 25, 12 at 16:24

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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RE: Columbines blooming?

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.


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RE: Columbines blooming?

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.


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