Transplanting Wild Columbine (Aquilegia canadensis)
So I saw a patch of wild columbine (Aquilegia canadensis) growing in back of property and decided to transplant a couple to a container the other day and see what happens. They were locally growing in a woodland setting in a semi-dry location under a white pine. I remember last year that only one was visually present with flowers outside of the pine's dripline but forgot location once it seeded and foliage died back due to a bout of 'dry times'.
I'm hoping they make it in container enough to goto seed for collection and planting (previous location very dry and too far to remember who and where). They were not in dormant stage, but I was careful not to bruise or damage the root corms.
With all said, is there anything I can do to make this transplant more successful? They haven't done a wilt/shock thing and seemed to like the full rain we had earlier today. They are in full shade right now, with permanent place in part-full shade later on.
Whatcha think?Thanks for any and all input!!!