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Okay, I am almost embarassed to ask this question, BUT I will anyway. My Texas Gold columbine flowers are beginning to go to seed. Will any of the seed germinate this year if I plant them, or does it have to wait until next year?
Columbine seed seems to germinate most readily after a period of cold... so I'm guessing you'll see volunteers next spring from any seeds you don't collect. Winter Sowing works nicely with Columbines. (See this article I did on winter sowing them as iris companions: http://davesgarden.com/guides/articles/view/2091/)
I've also had the seed germinate pretty well after simply sticking it in the fridge a couple of weeks, so you could try that if you want to get some started this year. Your plant should give you plenty of seeds to play with!
Thank you very much. I have a plentiful supply of seeds, as I did last year. I just wanted to sow some in a different area of my yard and wondered if I'd have to wait until next year. I appreciate the reply!