Black Barrow' is a stunning double-flowering Aquilegia that boast rich deep purple, almost black petals that have a bluish gleam in the sunlight. The blooms flower from June to July, held above bushy deciduous grey/green foliage on tall upright spindly stems. This remarkable clump-forming perennial is a charming addition to the summer garden. Best planted in direct sun or partially shaded areas, they look great at the front of borders or planted in containers for the patio. They also look remarkable within flower arrangements to be enjoyed indoors. Height 50cm. Supplied as UK-grown 5cm module plants.
|Plant in prepared soil, with a hole large enough to firmly hold the module.
|Fertile, moist but well drained.
Growing at a glance…
Ideally, plant your aquilegia in spring. This gives the plants time to establish before growing. Position somewhere sunny or semi-shaded. Plant in spring, digging a generous hole to house the module, adding some grit to the bottom of the hole to aid drainage. Add the module to the hole and fill the edges with soil, firming it down so it's nice and snug. Water well once planted - although, when they've established, they shouldn't need regular watering (except in a prolonged drought). Deadhead spent flowers to keep the plant nice and neat.