Columbine Plants

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  1. Care for Columbine, Lime Sorbet
  2. My Columbine Plants Do Not Flower
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  5. Caring for Colmbines in Winter
  6. why does my columbine die
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Asked by Anonymous on November 2, 2010
Care for Columbine, Lime Sorbet

I live in zone 6 and we are suppose to have a very bad winter. My columbine is in a pot on my deck. What care does it need for winter? Also, I have a small rose bush in a pot. What am I to do with it?

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roseman

If you have a spot in the garage where you could put the potted rose and columbine that would be best. Place them up on some wood and not directly on the concrete floor too. Keep an eye on the soils moisture in the pots with a moisture meter. You do not want the soils wet just nicely moist. If there is a little sunlight coming into the garage in the area where they are stored that would be good as well. If you do not have a garage to place them in, then I would move them up close to the house wall and build a tented area around and over them. On nice warm days leave the big flap on the tent open and on cold days leave it closed up. Since decks typically have open areas between the deck boards it would be good to lay down some plywood or perhaps some duraroc material to provide a closed floor area for them to keep the cold winds out. Keep an eye on the soils moisture with this method too.

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Asked by horse on May 30, 2011
My Columbine Plants Do Not Flower

Live in southern Ca.  They’re planted in sunlight. Growing very well but no flowers or buds.

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Heather
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

They may be lacking in phosphorous. Adding bone meal to the soil will help to add phosphorous to the soil.

Here is an article that has some other suggestions as well on why they may not be blooming:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/plant-not-blooming.htm

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Asked by Anonymous on August 21, 2011
Daylilies/Columbines

When is the right time to transplant and divide daylily? When is the right time to cut back columbines and move to different area?

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

Most types of lily, including daylilies, can be divided and transplanted in spring or fall. Columbine plants can be cut back in the fall and transplanting can also be done at this time or wait until spring.

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Asked by Anonymous on October 24, 2011
Winter Care for Columbine, Lime Sorbet

I live in Zone 6 and we are supposed to have a very bad winter. My columbine is in a pot on my deck. What care does it need for winter? Also, I have a small rose bush in a pot. What am I to do with it?

ANSWERS
Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

If you have a spot in the garage where you could put the potted rose and columbine that would be best. Place them up on some wood and not directly on the concrete floor too. Keep an eye on the soil moisture in the pots with a moisture meter. You do not want the soil wet, just nicely moist. If there is a little sunlight coming into the garage in the area where they are stored, that would be good as well. If you do not have a garage to place them in, then I would move them up close to the house wall and build a tented area around and over them. On nice warm days, leave the big flap on the tent open and on cold days leave it closed up. Since decks typically have open areas between the deck boards, it would be good to lay down some plywood or perhaps some duraroc material to provide a closed floor area for them to keep the cold winds out. Keep an eye on the soil moisture with this method too.

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Asked by traumaguy on November 11, 2011
Caring for Colmbines in Winter

Where should I put potted colmbines? I have six in pots.

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

If you have a spot in the garage where you could put the potted columbines that would be best. Place them up on some wood and not directly on the concrete floor too. Keep an eye on the soil moisture in the pots with a moisture meter. You do not want the soil wet, just nicely moist. If there is a little sunlight coming into the garage in the area where they are stored, that would be good as well. If you do not have a garage to place them in, then I would move them up close to the house wall and build a tented area around and over them. On nice warm days, leave the big flap on the tent open and on cold days leave it closed up. Since decks typically have open areas between the deck boards it would be good to lay down some plywood or perhaps some duraroc material to provide a closed floor area for them to keep the cold winds out.

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Asked by cathyd63 on March 25, 2012
Why Does My Columbine Die

Center of leaves fade to yellow then they turn brown and the whole plant dies.

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Heather
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

This sounds like a fungus. Try treating the plants with a fungicide.

Also, make sure that they are in the right kind of exviroment. These plants do best in at least a little shade.

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Asked by Anonymous on July 23, 2012
Columbine

I live in Minnesota. I planted some columbine this year for the first time. The plants are starting to dry up. Are they supposed to this time of year?

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rustyspade

Hi,

My plants always did that half-way through the summer, but they came back the next year. (In my zone, they are a short lifespan perennial usually surviving 3 years or so. After that its best to start over, but that is easy since they reseed themselves.)

Best of Luck,
RustySpade
http://rustyspade.com

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