Aquilegia vulgaris stellata 'White Barlow'

White powderpuff flowers from May, invaluable for adding light to a shady border and with stem ends seared, they're good for picking too. More
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White powderpuff flowers from May, invaluable for adding light to a shady border and with stem ends seared, they're good for picking too.

Genus Aquilegia
Group/Species vulgaris stellata
Variety White Barlow
Type Hardy Perennial
Common Name Columbine
Border Position Middle
Soil Type Fertile, Neutral
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 60cm (24in)
Spacing 45cm (18in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Plant in an area with moist but well-drained soil. Collect seed heads and disperse in the desired areas or if you do not wish to encourage self seeding remove flower heads once they have gone over. Plant in groups of 3 or more. Sprinkle mycorrhizal fungi (Rootgrow) into the base of the planting hole and water well after planting.
Care Tips Cut back leaves in autumn. Aquilegias can self seed in the right conditions, to prevent this cut down after flowering.
Flowering May - July
Vase Life Sear stem ends in boiling water for 10 seconds to maximise vase life.
Harvesting Flower production: 2-3 months.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
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Aquilegia vulgaris stellata 'White Barlow' reviews

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Jane

Didn’t grow at all died at start of summer very disappointed