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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.

 


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

Lavender

Foliage Color

Green

Plant Spread

6-12 in.

Good Companions

White alliums, White Sweet Rocket, Other aquilegias.

Plant Height

2-3 feet

Scape Height

Hardness Zone

3-8

Soil Moisture

Moist and well-drained soils


Characteristics & Attributes

Attributes

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

Bloom Time

Spring to summer

Critter Resistance

Exposure

Full sun to part sun, Full to part shade

Growth Rate

Medium

Seasonal Interests