Flowering in early summer, aquilegias fill the flowering gap between the last of the spring bulbs and the first of the summer flowers. All aquilegias have wonderful foliage that emerges early in the year, creating tufts of bright green among the daffodils and other bulbs. Self-sown aquilegias look beautiful planted amongst shrubs and roses. To keep chosen varieties pure, prevent self-seeding by dead-heading shortly after flowering.
The petals are supposed to resemble the outspread wings of eagles and doves, both of which they are named after, Dove being ‘columbus’ in Latin and Eagle being ‘aquila’.
50cm – 1m
10cm – 50cm
Average to fast
Exposed or Sheltered
Aquilegia vulgaris var. stellata 'Black Barlow'
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