Propagation (seed, cuttings, etc): Aquilegia grahamii seed collection.
Started by: SUSAN ADDERLEYGo to latest contribution by Margaret Young, 25 April 2014, 10:35. Go to bottom of this page.
I wish to collect seed from this lovely plant. Any advice regards seed collection and sowing would be very much appreciated.
Aquilegia grahamii is a charming plant, a Utah endemic and there are others species, similar but even smaller - there seems to be some confusion about the ID of these plants in cultivation - a familiar question for many Aquilegia species,as it happens. You may find this link interesting ( it contains others of use, too): https://www.nargs.org/forum/aquilegia-grahamii
I like to collect Aquilegia seed just as the capsules begin to split and let them open in a paper bag. You can normally see the colour begin to change and the skin of the capsule wrinkle a bit. Better to cut them a tad early than miss the seed.I like to sow them fresh and in situ in a raised bed or trough rather than in a pot. I will leave it to others to suggest their methods for that.
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