Aquilegia 'White Barlow'
Aquilegia 'White Barlow'
Aquilegia 'White Barlow'

Aquilegia 'White Barlow'

"Columbine"

Aquilegia 'White Barlow'

3 bare roots — £4.39

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Description

Aquilegia 'White Barlow' is a real eye-opener! An upright perennial, some 75-90cm tall, it produces greyish green divided leaves from mid-spring to autumn. But it’s the flowers that make this plant a talking point. They are white, double, spur-less, pompon-like and very distinctive, appearing in early spring and summer. They nod gracefully at the ends of stiff, upright stems. They are the perfect companion to Aquilegias 'Ruby Port' and 'Blue Barlow'—and together these plants will give a great red-white-and-blue look to any border.

Aquilegia vulgaris var. stellata 'White Barlow' is absolutely most at home in a cottage garden, but it also looks great in both modern gardens or woodland settings, where its white flowers stand out in darker areas.

Despite their delicate appearance, Aquilegias are tough border plants, and very easy to grow. They seem to be left alone by pests such as slugs and rabbits, and in the UK climate they are as hardy as they come. Oh, and they make wonderful cut-flowers, too!

Key features

  • Comes back every year

  • Attractive to wildlife

  • Loved by pollinators

  • Great for shade

  • Low maintenance

  • Fully hardy

  • Rodent resistant

Specs & details

  • Botanical name

    Aquilegia vulgaris var. stellata 'White Barlow'

  • Flower colour

    White

  • Plant size

    1

  • Established height

    70cm-1m

  • Established spread

    20-30cm

  • Plant spacing

    9 plants per m2

  • Leaf colour

    Green

  • Habit

    Upright

  • Life cycle

    Perennial

  • Hardiness

    Fully hardy

  • Years to establish

    1-2 years

  • Sunlight

    Full sun, Partial shade, Dappled shade

  • Position

    Sheltered

  • Suitable for

    Borders
    Cottage gardens
    Large containers
    Low maintenance gardens

  • Soil acidity

    Any

  • Soil moisture

    Free draining

  • Soil type

    Clay
    Loam
    Loam-based compost
    Multipurpose compost
    Sandy
    Stony

  • Growing skill

    Easy to grow

  • Scented

    No

  • Pollinator-friendly

    Yes

  • Mouse resistant

    Yes

  • Rabbit resistant

    Yes

  • Deer resistant

    Yes

  • Toxicity

    No report

Plant calendar

JanFebMarAprMayJuneJulyAugSepOctNovDec
  • Planting
  • Flowering

Useful information

    • Soak your Aquilegia 'White Barlow' roots in water for 3-6 hours prior to planting.

    • Plant your "Columbine" bare roots into temporary pots with a multipurpose compost in spring and grow-on in a sheltered spot outdoors.

    • Choose a pot which comfortably fits the bare roots. Some have a noticeable crown which should be just below the soil surface with any top growth exposed.

    • Plant out into borders or permanent containers in late spring or early summer once in full growth. Choose a position in sun or shade depending on the variety.

    Read all planting & care instructions

  • Orders placed before 1 March 2024
    You can expect your order in March 2024

    Orders placed 1 March - 15 April 2024
    You can expect your order in April 2024

    Orders placed 16 April - 15 May 2024
    You can expect your order within 10 business days

Perennials in 1 minute

The beauty of perennial plants doesn’t just lie in their long-lasting flowers and sturdy, resilient nature, but it’s their sheer determination to keep on coming back stronger every year —in year one they’re good, but in future years they’re even better!

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