Aquilegia vulgaris var. stellata 'Black Barlow'

Full Sun
Light/Partial Shade
Soil Type:
Most Types

See full plant description below.

Plant Details

Lovely dark purple to black pompom-like flowers from spring to summer. Perfect for any border.

Will tolerate quite dry soil when established.

Suitable for cut flowers.

Height and spread: 90cm x 45cm

Aquilegias have been cultivated in Britain since the 13th century and are one of the most traditional cottage garden plants.

Poisonous if eaten.

Common name(s): Columbine, Granny's Bonnets, Doves in the Ark, Doves Round, A Dish, Old Woman's Nightcap, Widows Weeds.


Photo courtesy of The Hardy Plant Society.



All our plants are supplied in 9x10cm pots unless otherwise specified. Plants in this size pot establish quickly in the garden and often outpace plants in bigger pots planted at the same time. We do not sell 'plug plants' because those need to be grown on before planting. Our potted plants can be planted immediately, unless otherwise noted, or you can leave them in their pots until you are ready to plant. We grow everything we sell ourselves, in our nursery in the Buckinghamshire countryside.