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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'
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"Columbine"

SIZE 1

Great for shade

Good for cutting

Perfect for pots

Loved by pollinators

Less appealing to
slugs and snails

Packed in peat-free compost

Hardy throughout the UK

£5.85

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.

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Colour:

Red, white, green

Height:

90cm / 36"

Planting season:

Spring

Flowering time:

Summer

Botanical name:

Aquilegia vulgaris var. stellata 'Nora Barlow'

Light requirements:

Partial shade / full sun

Soil moisture:

Average

Naturalising:

Strong

Perennial:

Yes

  • Soak the roots in water for 3-6 hours prior to planting out
  • Plant your Aquilegia bare roots into temporary pots in spring and grow-on in a sheltered spot outdoors
  • Choose a pot which comfortably fits the bare roots
  • Plant the roots so that they are fully submerged with the shoots just below the surface or any top growth exposed
  • Plant in borders or containers in early summer once in full growth
  • Space the Aquilegia plants 15-25cm apart
  • Water-in after planting and keep hydrated when in growth
  • Read more in our planting guide
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