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iowhen

iowhen
Iowa City, IA
(Zone 5a)

April 28, 2014
12:01 PM

Post #9824267

I have kept this volunteer going for 3 years because it is so pretty. I thought it was a columbine, but it has never flowered. The foliage has gotten to be a very robust, thick clump, much larger than what I've seen columbine produce.

These photos are from a couple of weeks ago, and it was 4" tall. Now it's about 10". It gets about 4 hours a day of direct sun. Thanks.

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altagardener
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

April 28, 2014
12:52 PM

Post #9824299

Thalictrum sp..
sladeofsky
Louisville, KY
(Zone 6b)

April 29, 2014
8:46 AM

Post #9825154

Aquilegia.
sladeofsky
Louisville, KY
(Zone 6b)

April 29, 2014
8:50 AM

Post #9825158

Also possibly Dicentra, Bleeding Hearts. But, I've not grown them in a while.
Weerobin
Saint Louis, MO
(Zone 6a)

April 29, 2014
6:31 PM

Post #9825630

I think it's thalictrum also. It emerges with such exuberance in spring, it's fun to watch.

iowhen

iowhen
Iowa City, IA
(Zone 5a)

April 29, 2014
6:37 PM

Post #9825640

Huh. Thanks all!

I'm going to have to figure out how to get it to bloom. It looks like Aquilegia, except 10X larger at this point in the season. It gets to a height of almost 3 feet.

iowhen

iowhen
Iowa City, IA
(Zone 5a)

May 15, 2014
9:52 PM

Post #9839971

Well, this beauty really surprised me this week. Reflecting on last year, I was away at this time in May, so may have missed the show.

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Weerobin
Saint Louis, MO
(Zone 6a)

May 16, 2014
7:48 AM

Post #9840243

Looks like Sladeofsky wins! Thanks for the update!

iowhen

iowhen
Iowa City, IA
(Zone 5a)

May 16, 2014
8:08 AM

Post #9840265

It's glorious, isn't it? Any guesses what the species is?
Weerobin
Saint Louis, MO
(Zone 6a)

May 16, 2014
8:27 AM

Post #9840287

Looks like aquilegia canadensis

iowhen

iowhen
Iowa City, IA
(Zone 5a)

May 17, 2014
4:37 AM

Post #9841098

Bud/bloom count is over 40!

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