OT: Aquilegia

J. Agoston agoston.janos123@gmail.com
Sat, 17 Dec 2011 09:20:23 PST

The link isn't working...
I think i have had brevistyla, or i acquired but it is very similar to A.
alpina, and they do readily cross. Most of my aquilegias come from seed ex,
they are really not true to name, and sometimes they do not even look like
a botanical variety. The problem is that they are cross pollinated with
garden hybrids, mostly with McKanna hybs. The truth is that in my country
they only last for about 3-4 years, then the plant dies in winter. I've
tried vegetative propagation but not worth it. Seed is in abundance but
they are not true! I've seen plants raised from Black Barlow, not even look
like what it should. They were black but most of them looked horrible.

What we can buy as Nora Barlow also not the original strain. In the
orogonal strain there was pink white with green tips, if you look todays
strains there is no green tip at all!

Altough they are really nice plants, but really not long lived and they
will hybridise in your garden.


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