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Aquilegia vulgaris var. stellata 'Blue Barlow' (Barlow Series)

granny's bonnet

Eventual height & spread

Aquilegia vulgaris var. stellata 'Blue Barlow' (Barlow Series)

granny's bonnet

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  • 9cm pot
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This perennial dies back to below ground level each year in autumn, then fresh new growth appears again in spring.


  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: fertile, moist, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: June
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Intensely coloured violet blue sepals, that provide a vibrant contrast to the yellow stamens, form slightly nodding or outward-facing flowers on stiff, upright stems. This aquilegia looks very effective when planted next to silver foliage, and the flowers will last well in cut arrangements.

  • Garden care: Lift and divide large clumps in early spring and apply a generous 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted manure or garden compost around the plant. Divided specimens may take some time to establish since they don't like having their roots disturbed.