Aquilegia vulgaris 'Nora Barlow'

Aquilegia vulgaris 'Nora Barlow'

Granny's bonnet

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Aquilegia vulgaris 'Nora Barlow'
  • Common name: Granny's bonnet
  • Plant type: Perennial

Height: 90cm

Spread: 45cm

Flower colour:
  • Pink
Foliage colour:
  • Green
  • Features: Flowers

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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. 

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, Dappled shade
  • Aspect: North facing, East facing, South facing, West facing
  • Position in border: Front
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Maintenance: Prefers rich soil
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy, Clay/heavy/moist, Chalky/alkaline, Acidic

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

  • Wildlife features: Nectar/pollen rich flowers

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

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