Columbine, 'Black Barlow'

(Aquilegia vulgaris) Like the Bordeaux version of the same “Barlow” series, “Black Barlow” brings a dark, moody elegance to the spring cutting garden with its doubled deep purple/black blooms atop long stems. Breathtaking! Throws an occasional single bloom.
Hardy Perennial, blooms the second year and thereafter. UO

Packet: 100 seeds

Product Code: CLB-BL-pkt

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Growing Info


Sow indoors 8-10 weeks before your last frost.

Transplant out after last frost.

Note: Pre-chill seed for 1-2 weeks to break dormancy. Blooms in the spring of the second year.


Barely cover as light aids germination.


8-12" in rows 16" apart.


21-28 days @ soil temp 70F


Prefers part shade


Average. Prefers well-drained, fluffy, and evenly moist soil but tolerates less ideal soil.


Strong wiry stems.

Harvest stems when 1/3 of flowers are open and expect a vase life of 5-7 days.