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Name: Jackie
Lake Lanier, GA (Heat Zone 7) (Zone 7b)
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GenXNEGeorgia
Jun 10, 2017 8:33 AM CST
Hello there!

I got one great bloom out of this little one about a month ago (when I purchased it, it already had blooms) and was hoping that it would be blooming more by now. I'm noticing that some leaves are staring to yellow. I don't want to lose the plant, so I wanted to know if this could possibly be due to lack of sun? This is in a sun-partial shade area, and I live just northeast of Atlanta, so it gets warm here.

I could be panicking for no reason or perhaps I should move it. Not sure, so I thought I would ask the experts. @legalily you have gorgeous columbines -- have you seen this problem?

Thanks in advance to everyone for your help!

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Name: stone
near Macon Georgia (USA) (Zone 8a)
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stone
Jun 10, 2017 3:41 PM CST
What happened to the bloom stalk?
Did you get seeds?

I'm a bit south of you, and yellowing foliage after flowering is normal.
Usually, the foliage dies in the summer, and fresh leaves show up soon.

The tender new leaves may get browsed by deer and rabbits, this kills the plant... So, whatever it takes to protect the plant....
Name: Jackie
Lake Lanier, GA (Heat Zone 7) (Zone 7b)
☺ I love flowers!! ☺
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GenXNEGeorgia
Jun 10, 2017 3:53 PM CST
stone said:What happened to the bloom stalk?
Did you get seeds?

I'm a bit south of you, and yellowing foliage after flowering is normal.
Usually, the foliage dies in the summer, and fresh leaves show up soon.

The tender new leaves may get browsed by deer and rabbits, this kills the plant... So, whatever it takes to protect the plant....


Ahh okay this makes sense because there are new bright green shoots coming up from the center. But I don't remember what happened after the flower bloomed -- I may have ignorantly deadheaded it (I did plant it backwards when I got it Rolling on the floor laughing )

Thankfully, it's an enclosed area protected from deer. I really appreciate the response. I'll stop having mild infarctions! nodding
A garden is a grand teacher. It teaches patience and careful watchfulness; it teaches industry and thrift; above all it teaches entire trust. — Gertrude Jekyll
Name: Jackie
Lake Lanier, GA (Heat Zone 7) (Zone 7b)
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GenXNEGeorgia
Jul 2, 2017 7:26 PM CST
There was a bit of new growth in the middle of the plant that has slowed, while some of the older foliage is yellowing a little. Should I cut back the foliage at all?
A garden is a grand teacher. It teaches patience and careful watchfulness; it teaches industry and thrift; above all it teaches entire trust. — Gertrude Jekyll

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