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Aquilegia vulgaris var. stellata 'Nora Barlow' (Barlow Series) (Columbine 'Nora Barlow')

Beginner
skill rating
2 hours care
per year
1m
Max height
0.5m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name

Aquilegia vulgaris var. stellata 'Nora Barlow' (Barlow Series)

Other names

Columbine 'Nora Barlow', Granny's bonnet 'Nora Barlow', Grannies bonnet 'Nora Barlow', Clematis-flowered granny's bonnet 'Nora Barlow' , Clematis-flowered columbine 'Nora Barlow' , Aquilegia vulgaris var. stellata 'Nora Barlow', Aquilegia vulgaris 'Nora Barlow'

Genus

Aquilegia Aquilegia

Variety or Cultivar

'Nora Barlow' _ 'Nora Barlow' is an upright herbaceous perennial, with nodding, spurless, double flowers and divided, dark-green leaves. The flower heads are made of many narrow, variagated pale/dark-pink/pale-green petals.


Aquilegia vulgaris var. stellata 'Nora Barlow' (Barlow Series) is: Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming, Upright

Toxicity

Eating may cause stomach irritation

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Pink, Flushed pink, Light green in Spring; Pink, Light green, Flushed pink in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green in Summer

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Caterpillars , Leaf-mining sawflies Aphids , Caterpillars , Leaf-mining sawflies

Powdery mildew Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning

Cut back foliage affected by fungal diseases

Propagation

Sowing from seed is the preferred propagation method. Aquilegia hybridises freely in the garden so plants grown from garden-collected seed may not come true to type. Divide and replant roots in spring. Resents disturbance so may take some time to recover

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


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Where to grow

Aquilegia vulgaris var. stellata 'Nora Barlow' (Barlow Series) (Columbine 'Nora Barlow') will reach a height of 1m and a spread of 0.5m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Beds and borders, Low Maintenance

Cultivation

Plant in fertile, moist but well-drained soil. Will grow in full sun or partial shade.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Aquilegia vulgaris var. stellata 'Nora Barlow' (Barlow Series)

Other names

Columbine 'Nora Barlow', Granny's bonnet 'Nora Barlow', Grannies bonnet 'Nora Barlow', Clematis-flowered granny's bonnet 'Nora Barlow' , Clematis-flowered columbine 'Nora Barlow' , Aquilegia vulgaris var. stellata 'Nora Barlow', Aquilegia vulgaris 'Nora Barlow'

Genus

Aquilegia Aquilegia

Variety or Cultivar

'Nora Barlow' _ 'Nora Barlow' is an upright herbaceous perennial, with nodding, spurless, double flowers and divided, dark-green leaves. The flower heads are made of many narrow, variagated pale/dark-pink/pale-green petals.

Native to

Garden origin

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming, Upright

Toxicity

Eating may cause stomach irritation

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Pink, Flushed pink, Light green in Spring; Pink, Light green, Flushed pink in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green in Summer


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Caterpillars , Leaf-mining sawflies

Specific diseases

Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning

Cut back foliage affected by fungal diseases

Propagation

Sowing from seed is the preferred propagation method. Aquilegia hybridises freely in the garden so plants grown from garden-collected seed may not come true to type. Divide and replant roots in spring. Resents disturbance so may take some time to recover

Propagation methods

Division, Seed

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Aquilegia vulgaris var. stellata 'Nora Barlow' (Barlow Series) (Columbine 'Nora Barlow')

Common pest name

; Aquilegia downy mildew

Scientific pest name

Aquilegia downy mildew

Type

Oomycete

Current status in UK

Present (Widespread)

Likelihood to spread in UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

5

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

4

General biosecurity comments

Established pest of a widely grown ornamental in the UK. Potential for economic and social impacts unless resistant varieties are developed. Statutory action unlikely to prevent further spread.

About this section

Our plants are under greater threat than ever before. There is increasing movement of plants and other material traded from an increasing variety of sources. This increases the chances of exotic pests arriving with imported goods and travellers, as well as by natural means. Shoot is working with Defra to help members to do their part in preventing the introduction and spread of invasive risks.

Traveling or importing plants? Please read "Don't risk it" advice here

Suspected outbreak? Click here for contact details to report to the relevant authority.

Date updated: 7th March 2019 For more information visit: https://planthealthportal.defra.gov.uk/


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Aquilegia vulgaris var. stellata 'Nora Barlow' (Barlow Series) (Columbine 'Nora Barlow') will reach a height of 1m and a spread of 0.5m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Beds and borders, Low Maintenance

Cultivation

Plant in fertile, moist but well-drained soil. Will grow in full sun or partial shade.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 10, Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4, Zone 3

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