- Seed Count: Approximately 363,000 seeds per pound
- Season: Perennial
- USDA Zones: 3 - 9
- Height: 24 - 36 inches
- Bloom Season: Spring and early summer
- Bloom Color: Pink
- Environment: Full sun to partial shade
- Soil Type: Rich, well-drained, pH 5.8 - 7.2
- Deer Resistant: Yes
- Temperature: 65 - 70F
- Average Germ Time: 14 - 21 days
- Light Required: Yes
- Depth: Do not cover the seed but press into the soil
- Sowing Rate: 3 - 4 seeds per plant
- Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination
- Plant Spacing: 16 inches
- Care & Maintenance: See: Columbine
Columbine (Aquilegia Vulgaris Nora Barlow Pink) - Grow this popular perennial from Columbine seed, and enjoy this unique variety with its long-lasting blooms. Aquilegia Vulgaris Nora Barlow is marked by spurless, fully double pink blooms which look like small dahlias. This variety is one of the few Columbines with double flowers and no spurs. Once Nora Barlow begins blooming, expect small clusters of pink flowers for 4 - 6 weeks. The flowers either face outwards or are nodding. Columbines make excellent flowers for cutting.
Plant Nora Barlow Columbine in full sun to partial shade in fertile, moist well-drained soil. Columbines bloom better with regular waterings, and cutting back old stems encourages repeat bloom. The hummingbirds and butterflies love Columbine, but usually both deer and rabbits leave it along. Most varieties of Columbines are profuse self seeders yielding a new crop of volunteers the following spring. Collected seeds produced from hybrid plants may not hold true in form to their parents.
Sow Aquilegia Vulgaris seeds in starter trays indoor 6 - 8 weeks before the last expected frost. Press the flower seeds into the soil but do not cover them. Light is beneficial to germination. Or, Columbine flower seed can be directly sown into prepared seed beds with loosened, weed free soil after frost season has passed. Sow the Columbine seed in groups of 3 - 4, and space the seed groups 16 inches apart. Thin to the strongest plant.