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Aquilegia vulgaris 'Blue Barlow'

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More About Aquilegia vulgaris 'Blue Barlow'

  • Flowers are rich royal-blue
  • Clumps of gray-green lobed foliage
  • Excellent cut flower
  • Deer and rabbit resistant
  • Bloom Time: Early spring to early summer

Zone:

3

Height:

60-90 cm

Spread:

30-50 cm

Colour:

Blue
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Columbine Growing and Maintenance Tips

Aquilegia is an easy to grow perennial, growing best in an average to moist, well-drained soil, in full sun to partial shade. Extended periods of drought may cause aquilegia to go into dormancy. Deadheading will help promote more blooms. They are somewhat susceptible to leaf miner and sawfly, which disfigure the foliage. As the plants usually wane in midsummer, it is safe to cut them down, to prevent self-seeding.
 

Aquilegia vulgaris 'Blue Barlow' Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Hummingbirds
Attracts Hummingbirds
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Cut Flower/Foliage
Cut Flower/Foliage

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Moist to Average

Growth Rate

Medium

Flowering Time

Lt. Spr-Sum
Spring

Habit

Clumping
Upright

Foliage Color

Gray
Green