Aquilegia Vulgaris Var. Stellata Plena | Barlow-series 'Black Barlow'
Aquilegia vulgaris comes from the Ranunculaceae family. It is commonly known as Double Columbine and is a perennial blooming from May to July. It enjoys well-drained soil and shade to semi-shade.
It is native in Central and Southern Europe, including Britain, South, and East to N. Africa and Temperate China. It attracts hummingbirds and butterflies and is resistant to rabbits and deer. It grows up to 3ft by 2ft. Zones 3-9
Mix seeds and soil together in a ziplock bag. Write the name of the seed on the bag. Place in the refrigerator for 60 days. Seed should be sown into well-drained, sandy compost and covered to their own depth with sand or grit.
Place the seed tray in filtered light and keep moist. Seeds germinate very slowly and may take more than a year to germinate.