Seeds forum: Sowing fresh seeds of Columbine (Aquilegia vulgaris 'Clematiflora')

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Name: Michele Roth
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chelle
Aug 6, 2013 5:46 AM CST
I'm trying some of these straight from the plant. The seeds looked nice and dark when I removed them from the pod, but after two days in a damp towel they looked more of a dark green than black. Do you think maybe I've pulled these seeds too early?
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Name: Karen
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kqcrna
Aug 6, 2013 7:01 AM CST

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I don't really know, chelle, as I've never tried the paper towel.

However, if not deadheaded here, they volunteer like weeds, within weeks of dropping from the plant. If I want a new plant in a particular place, I just pluck the mature seeds from the plant and throw the seeds on the ground where I want them. They usually come up fast, overwinter as seedlings, and bloom the next spring. Sometimes Mother Nature knows best. Smiling

I really think the trick to germinating columbine is to sow them as fresh as possible. Then they need no cold strat.

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Name: Michele Roth
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chelle
Aug 6, 2013 9:00 AM CST
Good. Then if the seeds were mature enough, I should be fine. Smiling

I'm not trusting that they'll have an opportunity to self-seed where they are; that area is heavily mulched with wood chips at the moment. Once I get a layer of composted manure spread on top, they might, but who knows how soon I'll get all of that done.

Thank you. Smiling
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