When to plant Aquilegia perennials?

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  1. susanmorris

    susanmorris Member

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    and what is their blooming time?

    I am in Toronto Canada, and just picked up a bag of these. It came with little to no directions!

    Thanks for the help!
     
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    Plant ASAP. they should be planted in the fall to better establish their root systems...and bloom by May.
     
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    Thank you K Baron.

    Now, hopefully the ground has thawed enough to dig the hole required!
     
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    This is a winter I wish to sooon to forget!
     
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    Buenos Dias,

    I just planted Aquilegia. They are doing quite beautifully.

    I believe this area is hardiness zone 8-9/Desert Southwest, United States. I am curious to see how these plants hold up during our fierce summer season.

    Con regard,

    Tomato
     

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    well I planted these as promised. The ground was still pretty frozen, but I managed to dig to the right depth. I think I got a bag of duds! I have a few chutes, no more than an inch tall, with a wimpy little purple stem and about 2 leaves each! Bought them at Costco. ARGH!!!
     
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    Patience, they will thrive, and then the next year enjoy their blooms...mine are about to bloom... pix next week.....
     
  8. kaspian

    kaspian Active Member 10 Years

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    From the sound of things, it's possible that some of these plants may not bloom until summer-after-next. Those of us with short growing seasons have to learn patience (since it seems that few of us were born with enough of it).

    Aquilegia is often short-lived, so it's a good idea to leave the seed heads alone after blooming -- or to collect and redistribute the seed around the garden -- so that the plants will carry on with self-sown seedlings. Once they are established you should have them for a long, long time.
     
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    togata57 Generous Contributor 10 Years

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    kaspian is correct on the long-lived thing---20 years ago my mom gave me some she'd had forever, and right now I have a few blooming in my beds. The oldsters do better than the new ones I've tried to get going!
     

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