OT: Aquilegia

Eugene Zielinski eez55@earthlink.net
Tue, 20 Dec 2011 15:58:06 PST
A good source for Arizona native columbine seed is Southwestern Native
Seeds.  They don't do orders via the internet, but they do have a website
that lists all of their seeds (southwesternnativeseeds.com).
I'll add that Aquilegia chrysantha grew quite well, in partial shade, for a
neighbor in Buffalo, NY many years ago.  I think any aquilegia is worth a
try in the northeast USA, with the exception of A. skinneri.  That species
is native to the mountains of western Mexico and is probably only hardy to
zone 8.  (Note: Aquilegia "Tequila Sunrise" is NOT a form of A. skinneri,
internet search results notwithstanding.)

Eugene Zielinski
Augusta, GA

> [Original Message]
> From: Leo A. Martin <leo@possi.org>
> To: <pbs@lists.ibiblio.org>
> Date: 12/20/2011 6:35:56 PM
> Subject: [pbs] OT: Aquilegia
> I wrote to Dennis
> >> ...you should try growing A. chrysantha. It's quite hardy,
> >> takes the summer heat if it's in partial shade, and the
> >> flowers are fragrant.
> and then Dennis wrote
> > That's a big surprise Leo, when I look at the USDA plants
> > database it seems lots of Aquilegia species are native to
> > your region (NV, UT, AZ, NM, TX, CO). But they are
> > difficult to find in commerce, so maybe that's the key.
> Now I reply
> Western North America is varied in altitude, with the greatest variation
> in California. The Rockies are very high.

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