Aquilegia 'Nora Barlow'
Aquilegia 'Nora Barlow'
Aquilegia 'Nora Barlow'
Aquilegia 'Nora Barlow'
Aquilegia 'Nora Barlow'
Aquilegia 'Nora Barlow'
Aquilegia 'Nora Barlow'
Aquilegia 'Nora Barlow'
Aquilegia 'Nora Barlow'
Aquilegia 'Nora Barlow'

Aquilegia 'Nora Barlow'

"Columbine"

Aquilegia 'Nora Barlow'

3 bare roots — £5.85

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Description

Aquilegia 'Nora Barlow' is arguably the most popular of the named Aquilegia hybrids—and with good reason. It is a curiously fascinating, and quite an old Columbine cultivar, having been bred in the 1960s. The blooms start as highly decorative, tight, green buttons, and then open out to most attractive almost spherical, nodding, spur-less, double flowers. They are composed of many narrow petals of subtle red, deep pink and pale green, surrounding greenish yellow stamens. Aquilegia 'Nora Barlow' is at its best from late spring and into summer.

This Aquilegia is highly sought-after for its cheerful flowers and graceful, upright habit. One specimen on its own is a talking point, but when several plants are grown together, there’s a wow factor like no other. And flower arrangers love it, too! Grow Aquilegia vulgaris var. stellata 'Nora Barlow' in any fertile, moist but well-drained soil in sun or part shade. Being perennial in nature, you can lift and divide clumps every three to five years.

Nora Barlow, the person, was Charles Darwin’s grand-daughter, who became one of the first Darwinian scholars, researching her grandfather’s life and work.

Key features

  • Perfect for pots

  • Comes back every year

  • Great for shade

  • In peat-free compost

  • Low maintenance

  • Fully hardy

  • Slug & snail repellent

Specs & details

  • Botanical name

    Aquilegia vulgaris var. stellata 'Nora Barlow'

  • Flower colour

    Pink, white

  • Leaf colour

    Green

  • Plant size

    1

  • Established height

    70cm-1m

  • Established spread

    20-30cm

  • Plant spacing

    9 plants per m2

  • Habit

    Upright
    Clump-forming

  • Life cycle

    Perennial

  • Hardiness

    Fully hardy

  • Years to establish

    1-2 years

  • Sunlight

    Full sun
    Dappled shade
    Partial shade

  • Position

    Sheltered

  • Suitable for

    Pots
    Large containers
    Borders
    Cottage gardens
    Low maintenance gardens

  • Soil acidity

    Any

  • Soil moisture

    Free draining

  • Soil type

    Loam
    Sandy
    Clay
    Stony
    Multipurpose compost
    Loam-based compost

  • Growing skill

    Easy to grow

  • Scented

    No

  • Pollinator-friendly

    No

  • Mouse resistant

    No

  • Rabbit resistant

    Yes

  • Deer resistant

    Yes

  • Toxicity

    No report

Plant calendar

JanFebMarAprMayJuneJulyAugSepOctNovDec
  • Planting
  • Flowering

Other information

  • Orders placed before 1 March 2023
    You can expect your order in March 2023

    Orders placed 1 March - 15 April 2023
    You can expect your order in April 2023

    Orders placed 16 April - 15 May 2023
    You can expect your order within 10 business days

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