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Aquilegia vulgaris 'Barlow Black'
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Plant Type: Perennials

These unusual, purple-black fully double flowers are held well above the neat, fern-like foliage on strong stems.  Closely resembling a miniature dahlia, these flowers add a natural charm to any garden!  Hummingbirds are drawn towards the splash of color that the black flowers lend to the landscape.  Aquilegias are widely known for their love of shady areas, but also do well in the sun, in moist, well-drained soil.  Use them for an early season cut flower; long lasting, up to two weeks.   Aquilegia is especially lovely when allowed to naturalize in shady, woodland borders.

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Growing & Maintenance Tips:

'Black Barlow' is easy to grow, and adapts to most conditions. Feed once a year with a slow release fertilizer.

Flower Color


Foliage Color


Plant Spread

6-12 in.

Good Companions

White alliums, White Sweet Rocket, Other aquilegias.

Plant Height

2-3 feet

Scape Height

Hardness Zone


Soil Moisture

Moist and well-drained soils

Characteristics & Attributes


Border plants, Container, Cut flower, Mass Plantings, Easy to grow

Bloom Time

Spring to summer

Critter Resistance


Full sun to part sun, Full to part shade

Growth Rate


Seasonal Interests