Aquilegia vulgaris 'BORDEAUX BARLOW'

Aquilegia vulgaris
Aquilegia vulgaris 'BORDEAUX BARLOW'
Granny's bonnet columbine
SIZE/TYPE mid-sized perennial
USUAL HEIGHT 0.4-0.6m
USUAL WIDTH 0.3-0.4m
LEAVES deciduous broadleaf
COLOUR OF LEAVES green
FLOWERS showy
COLOUR OF FLOWERS burgundy red
BLOOMING TIME May - June
LOCATION full to partial sun
USDA zone (lowest) 2   (down to -45°C)
WINTER PROTECTION  
FOR ZONE 5+6 Code of winter protection zone 5+6
FOR ZONE 7 Code of winter protection zone 7
BELONGS TO CATEGORIES Perennials
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Columbines are common perennials of Czech countryside. They grow naturally in moist sites as well as in crevices of pavements, on stone walls etc. They do well in poor soil and produce colourful flowers where hardly anyone would expect anything to bloom at all. At the turn of the century these plants enjoy their renaissance as more and more varieties combining colours and shapes are becoming available in the market.

Bordeaux Barlow is an old-fashioned columbine with deep burgundy red, double flowers that come out on 40-60 cm tall, thin stems that do not tend to break in wind. Flowers are produced from end May until early July. 3-lobed leaves make a neat mound and if they are worn out after flowering just cut them off to encourage the plant make a new truss that will look great all summer long.

Columbine will grow in poor soil that will not be left too dry. It likes full sun or filtered sunlight. Hardy to about -45°C (USDA zone 2).

Last update: 27-05-2012
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