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Name: Hip McCluskey
Utah (Zone 5a)
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EliseMccluskey
Jan 6, 2017 11:14 PM CST
I have an aunt who gathered a lot of different types of columbine seeds. They are native around where I live. Our city has recently put in an awesome biking and running path but with the most horrid high hill separating the two paths. Nothing grows on it but tall itchy grass that can be pretty I suppose. I was thinking about broadcasting these seeds all along but there is not a water source that I know of. Would they survive? I just want to attract more life to this amazing path.
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Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
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Weedwhacker
Jan 6, 2017 11:36 PM CST
Hi Elise -- is the area along the path similar to where the native plants are found? If so, then I would say the answer to your question would be 'yes.' (It would probably be helpful if we had an idea of where you are located Smiling ) Eastern columbine is native where I am located (Michigan Upper Peninsula), but it grows mainly in semi-shaded, rather moist areas.
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Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
Jan 6, 2017 11:38 PM CST
Our native Western columbines also grow in semi-shady, moist areas.
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Name: Hip McCluskey
Utah (Zone 5a)
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EliseMccluskey
Jan 9, 2017 10:24 PM CST
Hey Weedwhacker'
Thanks for responding. Im in northern Utah in Highland. The seeds were gathered from around here. I will need to ask her where she gathered them up from.
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sallyg
Jan 9, 2017 10:33 PM CST
I think columbine needs cold stratification, so best get them sown soon.
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Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
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Weedwhacker
Jan 10, 2017 8:34 AM CST
Elise -- thanks so much for the acorns! Smiling
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