Aquilegia vulgaris var. stellata Black Barlow description:
Frilled purple-black flowers in spring and summer on tall stems.
A pollinator friendly plant including bees.
This is a butterfly friendly plant.
How easy is it to grow:
Good for the middle or back of a border or in a wooded area and is easy to grow.
We have plenty more cheap perennial plants that are easy like this one.
Other common names: Black Barlow Columbine or Black Barlow Spurless Common Columbine.
Also known as: Aquilegia vulgaris var. stellata ‘Black Barlow’ (Barlow Series) (d)
The best position in the garden:
Sun or semi shade.
Is it useful as a ground cover plant?
Yes, is good at filling a space in a shady border.
What type of soil:
Well drained soil, also tolerates acidic soil.
How much moisture:
Hardiness and, or, lifespan:
Care and maintenance:
When newly planted always keep it watered until the roots have grown down and it is able to find its own moisture.
Size of plant:
Height 100 cm.
Spread 50 cm.
Planting density – to calculate how many plants are required in a planting scheme:
Allow 4 plants per square metre.
Inexpensive perennial plants from our online mail order plant nursery.