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Alpine Columbine for Rock Garden

Posted by swilson2 Colorado 8500' (My Page) on
Wed, Mar 10, 04 at 15:53

I am looking for a source for Alpine Columbines, preferably in the Denver Metro area. This is a small plant with miniture Columbine blossoms ideally suited for rock cracks and a high altitude location (8,500')

Anyone have experience with this plant and/or know where I can find plants and/or seed?

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RE: Alpine Columbine for Rock Garden

Hi, using Google search, i believe there is a colorado rocky mtn. wilflower seed co.


RE: Alpine Columbine for Rock Garden

Colorado nurseries that I am aware of that specialize in rock garden plants are Rocky Mountain Rare Plants in Franktown, CO:
and Laporte Avenue Nursery in Fort Collins.

For others, contact the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the North American Rock Garden Society:

You might be able to find where to look from at the Denver Botanical Garden which has a fantastic rock garden:

John P in NS

RE: Alpine Columbine for Rock Garden

Bob Nole author of the book on columbines lives in denver and this month's American Gardener had an article by Bob. He lists several sources of both seeds and plants.

RE: Alpine Columbine for Rock Garden

I believe the species you are looking for is called Rocky Mountain Columbine (Aquilegia saximontana). I grow this columbine in my experimental gardens at 10,000 feet in Breckenridge CO. It is easy to grow and self-sows readily.

Here is a link that might be useful: Mountain View Experimental Gardens

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