Eventual height & spread
Aquilegia vulgaris var. stellata 'Nora Barlow' (Barlow Series)
- available to order from autumn
- 9cm pot
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
Masses of narrow, pink sepals that fade to white towards their tips and are sometimes flushed with green, form almost spherical, fully double flower heads around a cluster of golden stamens. One of the most popular aquilegias, it is highly prized for its bright, cheerful flowers and graceful, upright habit.
- 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.