AQUILEGIA VULGARIS 'NORA BARLOW'
This ever-popular old cottage garden plant produces massed heads of very unusual, tightly-compressed green buttons which open into green-cream-purple heavily doubled flowers. Very long-lived and comes reliably true from seed.
For best results, sow immediately onto a good soil-based compost. Cover the seeds with fine grit or compost to approximately their own depth. They can be sown at any time, and germination can sometimes be quicker if kept at 15 to 20 degrees C. We sow most seeds in an unheated greenhouse and wait for natural germination, as many seeds have built-in dormancy mechanisms, often waiting for natural spring germination, hence giving them a full season of growth.
Common name:Columbine Nora Barlow, Granny's Bonnets