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AQUILEGIA vulgaris 'Black Barlow'

Image of Aquilegia vulgaris var. stellata 'Black Barlow' (BARLOW SERIES)

Yoder Brothers

Family

Ranunculaceae

Botanical Name

AQUILEGIA vulgaris var. stellata 'Black Barlow'( BARLOW SERIES)

Plant Common Name

Black Barlow Columbine, Spurless Common Columbine

General Description

Black Barlow spurless columbine is a pretty perennial for cottage gardens and perennial borders. In mid-spring it develops mounds of three-lobed leaves of sea green and by late spring to early summer tall stems topped with branches of delicate, doubled, spurless flowers of near black appear. Pretty golden stamens dangle from the center of each flower.

This columbine originates from Europe and does best in sites with partial sun and fertile, well drained soil. Its flowers are highly attractive to bees, butterflies and hummingbirds.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    8 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    3 - 8

  • Sunset Zone

    A2, A3, 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

  • Plant Type

    Perennial

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Partial Sun, Partial Shade

  • Height

    12"-36" / 30.5cm - 91.4cm

  • Width

    18"-18" / 45.7cm - 45.7cm

  • Bloom Time

    Late Spring, Early Summer, Summer

  • Native To

    Europe

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Clay, Loam, Sand

  • Growth Rate

    Medium

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Clump-Forming

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    Plum, Black

  • Fruit Color

    Green, Brown

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Sea Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Sea Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Sea Green

  • Fragrant Flowers

    No

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Double

  • Repeat Bloomer

    No

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    No

  • Foliage Texture

    Medium

  • Foliage Sheen

    Matte

  • Evergreen

    No

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Bedding Plant, Cutflower, Mixed Border, Wildflower

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Hummingbirds, Butterflies

  • Self-Sowing

    Yes