Loretta_NJ wrote: I have cut down aquilegia for ratty foliage. They usually throw up new foliage but not always. They can go away but maybe they would have anyway.
Now A. jonesii I\'ve tried once. It did OK but once July hit, it disappeared. I figure if I ever get it again, I would take it in for July and August. Where did you find yours?
I\'ve grown some Songbirds, Music and a couple of other large flowering columbine.They only lived two or three years. But I love them. How long do you expect them to stay? I\'ve always considered them to be long lived biennials.
Here is Dove from a couple of years ago. I got it end of year clearance and it bloomed the next spring and that was that. Never saw it again. I liked it more than Rocky Mtn which I grew once or twice. Maybe that one lasted three years.