Re: columbine---thanks Newt

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Posted by Newt on June 17, 2003 at 06:57:09:

In Reply to: Re: columbine---thanks Newt posted by toni on June 17, 2003 at 06:04:14:

: : : I have been visiting Iowa and bought a columbine plant at a Farmer's market. I asked the lady if it would grow in Georgia (where I live) and she said it was good through zone 8. I have brought the plant home and want to put it in the ground but I neglected to ask her whether it needs sun or shade. I am thinking it should be in the sun as I saw other columbines planted there during our visit and they appeared to be in sunny areas. However the Georgia heat is much longer and hotter than in Iowa. My plant has deep red flowers with yellow centers. It is very pretty and I surely don't want to kill it. Any suggestions? Thanks so much. toni

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: : Hi Toni,
: : It sounds like you have aquilegia canadensis which is a native. It likes part sun. You're correct to think that in your Georgia sun that full sun would probably be too much. It will seed around a bit and if it grows in full sun by self seeding, then it should be fine. I would suggest you start with this one in part sun. Morning sun would be better. Take a look here.

: : http://www.ee.enr.state.nc.us/garden/columbine.htm

: : Good luck,
: : Newt

: Thank you for the info Newt. I have a great spot for it! May your garden grow to match your kindness! toni

Hi Toni,
You are so very welcome!

"May your garden grow to match your kindness!" What a sweet thing to say!! Thanks. :)

Newt

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