View Larger Nora Barlow Columbine

Planted at Mount Vernon

Planted at Mount Vernon Upper Garden

  • Upper Garden

  • Hardiness Zones

    3 3 4 4b 5 5b 6 6b 7 7b 8 8b USDA basemap

    Average annual extreme minimum temperature 1976-2005

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    A fluffier flower sets this columbine apart from the simpler native type. It has cheerful magenta and white flowers on tall stems and reseeds readily.

    Latin Name

    Aquilegia vulgaris var. stellata 'Nora Barlow'


    Family

    Ranunculaceae


    Also Known As

    Common Columbine , Granny's Nightcap


    Type of Plant

    Perennials Perennials

    Bloom Season

    April - May


    Seasons

    Spring Spring

    Specifications

    Max height Max Height: 3'
    Max spread Max Spread: 1.5'

    Uses

  • Flower Border

  • Sunlight Exposure

    Full Sun Full Sun
    Part Shade Part Shade

    Tolerances

  • Rabbit
  • Deer

  • Toxicity

    Do not ingest Do not ingest

    Colors


    Native Range

    Europe


    History

    This type of columbine has been recorded in herbals since the 17th century.


    Other Details

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