Columbines (Aquilegia) an early to mid spring bloomer to share

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The Garden Frog

my pink and white ruffled Columbine (Aquilegia) my pink and white ruffled Columbine (Aquilegia)

This delicate looking but often overlooked perennial in the garden is one of the most versatile and hardy plants you can have. It is a prolific re-seeder which you NEED to share with friends in your neighborhood or friends across the country. In many cases it will grow in full to part sun and will grow in most soils especially from seed. Here in the South it likes to be somewhat moist and in my red clay soil it has thrived and adapted growing larger each year as the soil becomes richer from mulching!

In April (here in zone 7) the Columbines start to bloom and by the early part of May the plants are usually filled with the delicate flowers. I love these spring blooming plants and have found in my experience that giving them morning sun and afternoon shade ensures large plants!

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