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Culpeper, VA
(Zone 7a)

April 21, 2012
7:17 PM

Post #9092246

I WS two different columbine seed packs in the winter of 2010/11. My Lime Sorbet did nothing in the end, aside from sprouting and staying teeny weeney leaflets. I had 3 plants survive from what I thought was a packet of Nora Barlow. The pay-off has come this spring, seeing the plants shoot up flower stalks. Well... one plant looks like Nora Barlow. Another is about 3 times the size of the Nora looking plant and it bear tons of wine colored, spurred flowers. I am anxiously awaiting the 3rd plant's blooms. They appear to be spurred as well, but they also appear to be a soft, creamy off-white. I cannot recall if I got the seeds at Target or at Lowe's but I do know they were marked as Nora Barlow!


Leesburg, FL
(Zone 9b)

April 23, 2012
5:04 AM

Post #9093875

I love good surprises.

I never had good luck with columbines. I bought some plants last year, lets see what they do this year.


Royal Oak, MI
(Zone 6a)

April 24, 2012
6:25 AM

Post #9095673

My wild columbines reseed all over the back yard, so I'm just planting whatever varieties I like (in different areas) and waiting to see what happens next year =)
Culpeper, VA
(Zone 7a)

April 30, 2012
4:08 AM

Post #9103468

I need to figure out how to post photos. It is very funny to have three very distinct looking plants come out of the same pack.

I also found a freak-of-nature delphinium at a local shop. It should be a light blue Pacific Giant but the blossoms are white with brownish-black edges. It looks like white blossoms lightly dipped in chocolate!


Leesburg, FL
(Zone 9b)

April 30, 2012
5:05 AM

Post #9103515

those blooms sound lovely. well anything dipped in chocolate is lovely.

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