Aquilegia vulgaris 'Nora Barlow'


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Hardy perennial

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Aquilegia vulgaris 'Nora Barlow'

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Flowering in early summer, aquilegias fill the seasonal gap between the last of the spring bulbs and the main flush of summer perennials.

Aquilegia 'Nora Barlow' bears almost spherical, fully double flowerheads comprising masses of small pink and white petals, surrounding golden yellow sepals. It's a popular aquilegia, grown for its graceful, uprght habit and charming blooms. 

Grow Aquilegia 'Nora Barlow'in fertile, moist but well-drained soil in sun to partial shade. Lift and divide clumps every three to five years and mulch annually with well-rotted manure or compost. Aquilegias are prone to self-seeding around the garden. 

Family: Ranunculaceae

Genus: Aquilegia

Species: vulgaris

Cultivar: Nora Barlow

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: Pink

Foliage colour: Light green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Acidic, Chalky/alkaline, Dry, Sandy

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 90cm

Spread: 45cm

Time to plant seeds: March to April

Time to divide plants: September to November

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