Plant ID forum: Beautiful interloper

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Name: Joanna
North Central Massachusetts (N (Zone 5b)
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joannakat
Jun 5, 2017 7:51 AM CST
Don't know how it got here, but I am happy that it did! Would love to ID it and maybe nurture future appearances if it's not invasive. Your help is appreciated!
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Perthshire. SCOTLAND. UK
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Silversurfer
Jun 5, 2017 8:04 AM CST
Aquilegia.
A gift from the birds?

https://www.google.co.uk/searc...
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Name: Joanna
North Central Massachusetts (N (Zone 5b)
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joannakat
Jun 5, 2017 8:19 AM CST
Silversurfer said:Aquilegia.
A gift from the birds?

https://www.google.co.uk/searc...


Perhaps! If so, I'm grateful to them!

Looks like there are several varieties with very different flowers. I can't wait to see what these will look like in full bloom.

Any advice for nurturing? I assume they're not invasive.... ???
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Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Jun 5, 2017 10:57 AM CST
It looks like they are taking care of themselves. There is nothing you can do to make their lives better so just enjoy.
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Name: Joanna
North Central Massachusetts (N (Zone 5b)
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joannakat
Jun 5, 2017 1:06 PM CST
DaisyI said:It looks like they are taking care of themselves. There is nothing you can do to make their lives better so just enjoy.


Thank you! It's just one right now. Thank You!
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Name: Joanna
North Central Massachusetts (N (Zone 5b)
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joannakat
Jun 26, 2017 6:04 PM CST
Just to thank you again for the ID and to say that this is one of the most beautiful little flowers I have ever seen:


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Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Jun 26, 2017 6:16 PM CST
It is beautiful. If you leave the seed heads (after its done blooming), they will plant themselves and reward you with more next year.
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Name: Deb
Pacific NW (Zone 8b)
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Bonehead
Jun 26, 2017 6:37 PM CST
I refer to these as 'granny bonnet' columbines. It's what I get from my long-spurred columbines that re-seed themselves. The grannies are more robust, pop up wherever they are comfortable and continue to re-seed themselves as more grannies. I'm OK with them, although I still do buy a couple long-spurred cultivars every spring as rather expensive annuals. Sometimes I get two seasons out of them, but not often.
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Name: Joanna
North Central Massachusetts (N (Zone 5b)
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joannakat
Jun 26, 2017 7:49 PM CST
I love the idea of these beauties reseeding themselves. This is where we stand today, and I really hope they do their thing! I love the idea of grannies in the garden!


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Name: Deb
Pacific NW (Zone 8b)
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Bonehead
Jun 26, 2017 8:53 PM CST
Just let the seed pods ripen on their own, they will eventually open and spill out tons of tiny seeds. You could at that point sprinkle some where you would like them, let them grow where they choose, and/or save seed for later or for trading. Good luck!
I want to live in a world where the chicken can cross the road without its motives being questioned.
Name: Joanna
North Central Massachusetts (N (Zone 5b)
Life & gardens: make them beautiful
Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Vermiculture
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joannakat
Jul 23, 2017 9:58 PM CST
@Bonehead, this is what the seed pods look like today. If I want to save them for more intentional planting next spring, should I take them now? Or should I wait until....what? And how should I store them? And can I just plant them in the spring?

Thanks in advance!


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