When I moved, I brought a bunch of my favorite plants with me from the old garden. My Black Columbine (aka Magpie- Aquilegia vulgaris) is growing happily in it’s new flower bed.
This morning, I went outside to check if my columbines had bloomed yet so I could get a picture.
What I thought was my pink and white Grandma’s bonnet, which was what I had planted in that spot two years previous, was this….
Apparently my Magpie, a black and white columbine, has cross pollinated with Granny here and this is the happy result. Sadly though, my grandma’s bonnet is nowhere to be found. I will have to start another one soon.
I wonder though, if I saved the seeds from this new cross, if it would come back true or revert back to the Magpie, like most hybrids do…. Hmmm.
I’ll let ya’ll know next year!