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Columbine 'Black Barlow' [V]

Genus: Aquilegia.

Species: Aquilegia atrata.

Planted 02.10 Vistabile fence border
Bought 02.10 Wilkinsons £1.98 for 2 plants / £5 for 3 packs

Aquilegia Black Barlow - Granny's Bonnet, Columbine
A real head-turner, with fully double spurless near-black flowers that resemble Dahlias. The unusual flowers look fabulous in the middle of a sunny border alongside plants with deep red or blue flowers for maximum impact. A popular and easy-to-grow cottage garden plant, it prefers a soil that retains moisture over the summer. Supplied in 2-3 litre containers. Position: full sun or partial shade Soil: fertile, moist, well-drained soil Rate of growth: average to fast-growing Flowering period: May to June Flower colour: purple-black Other features: fern-like, mid-green leaves Hardiness: fully hardy Garden care: Apply a generous 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted manure or compost around new plants. Eventual height: 90cm Eventual spread: 45cm


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