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Aquilegia vulgaris (Columbine) Collection

Named after Nora Barlow, Charles Darwin's granddaughter, who become one of the first Darwinain scholars, researching her grandfather's life and discoveries, the common name Columbine actually comes from the Latin for Dove, 'Columba'.
Double blooms nod in the breeze above layered petticoats of lacy grey green foliage throughout spring and summer. Despite their delicate appearance they are tough little chaps and very easy to grow. Rabbit and slug resistant. Unfussy on soil conditions in sun or partial shade.
Height 90cm (36") Spread 45cm (18"). Fully hardy perennials. Delivered in early March 2015.

This collection comprises of:
Pink Barlow
Blue Barlow
Nora Barlow
Flower Colour
Pink, Purple, White

Foliage/Stem/Fruit Interest, Ideal for Beginners, Pest Resistant, Suitable for Container

Fully hardy perennial


March onwards

Flowering Time
Long Flowering, Spring, Summer

Sun or Partial Shade

45cm (18")

90cm (36")



Moist, well drained


Sun or partial shade


Not good for cutting



Additional Information

Naturally small root system. Rabbit and slug resistant. Contact with sap may irritate skin. Self seed unless dead-headed before the seed forms. Propagate in spring by division, can slow to recover. Bare roots take up to 6-8 weeks to appear after planting.The plant will die back naturally with the frosts. Fully hardy perennial.

Delivery Date: 16 Mar 2018 (+/- 14days)
Plant Hardiness

How hardy are our plants?

All our plants have a guideline temperature for how well they will tolerate winter cold.

Fully hardy perennials will withstand temperatures down to -15 °C (5°F) and often lower.
Hardy perennials are happy down to at least -5°C (23°F)
Half hardy perennials can withstand down to around 0°C (32°F)
And Tender perennials may be damaged by temperatures below 5°C (41°F)

Please remember that temperatures can vary significantly within quite a small area, and hardiness can be affected by soil, position and other factors.
If in doubt please give us a call.

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Praise also, for the Bulrush Compost, of which I have purchased 8 bags during the past six months. It is superb and my garden has flourished.
Bless you,
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