Columbine - Nora Barlow Aquilegia - (Aquilegia vulgaris var. stellata) Aquilegia Nora Barlow Columbine Flower
Height 28-30 in
Columbine - Aquilegia vulgaris var. stellata Nora Barlow, is a form of columbine that has been flowering in spring to early summer gardens since the early 17th century and originates from England. 'Nora Barlow' is prized for its extravagant fully double upward facing spurless pink blooms with white tips held on branching stems.
This Columbine flower was named after Lady Emma Nora Barlow was a British botanist and geneticist, and granddaughter of the British naturalist Charles Darwin.
- Plants have ferny foliage with gray green divided leaves. Each plant produces 3-5 stems in the first year and 5-10 in the second year. It easily self sows into moist, fertile, well-drained soils.
- self seeds
- Great for borders, rock gardens, cottage and cutting gardens. Plants grow in bushy upright clumps 70-75 cm or 28-30 in high.
- Direct seed in the garden in spring after all risk of frost has passed. Spacing 40-50 cm or 10-18 in apart.
- or start seeds indoors - press into the soil. Do not cover as they need light to germinate. Transplant seedlings when strong enough to handle and when all risk of frost has passed
- Full Sun to part shade.
- Cutting Gardens: harvest blooms as they begin to open. Typical vase life is 5 to 7 days. Deadhead regularly to extend bloom season.
- Prefers rich moist well draining soil.
- Seed Count: 1/2 gr