Monday, September 19, 2016

Shooting Stars

This is Western Columbine (Aquilegia formosa), a California native that's found all over western North America.  It has lots of common names: shooting star, crimson columbine and Sitka star are a few.
It's easy to grow in partial shade to full sun, as long as you're not trying to grow it in clay soil.  It likes consistently moist soil, as on the banks of a stream or a seeping spring.  I've had good luck growing it in pots, too.

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  1. Beautiful Aquilegia!
    I grow a lot of Aquilegia vulgaris. It thrives in our sandy soil...

  2. beautiful. I love this columbine.

  3. How pretty! We have columbine here, but not with that great center. Love it!

  4. Dear Victoria this is such a pretty flower. I have column one in my garden but it looks quite different. Mine is purple and white. Hope you ate enjoying a good day. Hugs!


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