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Nora Barlow

28 May 2010 19:35:48
Aquilegia vulgaris 'Nora Barlow'

Aquilegia vulgaris 'Nora Barlow'

Drumanagh gave me the seeds of Aquilegia Nora Barlow last spring. Normally Aquilegias do not come true from seed but Nora Barlow (Drumanagh's profile picture) is the exception. I must confess that I have never had much luck with Aquilegia but I did get a few plants.

I then resowed the remaining seed last autumn and ended up with one brave seedling that came through last winter.

Anyway, today last year'splants are in flower for the first time. Aren't they just gorgeous - well worth the wait!


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sparrow sparrow 28 May 2010 19:40:50

Yes, well worth the wait.


shazzsamsudin shazzsamsudin 28 May 2010 19:58:50

Very pretty. I hope mine will turn out good like this too. I sowed seeds early this year, and at the moment they're only an inch or so tall. I suppose they'll flower next year?


Drumanagh Drumanagh 28 May 2010 20:05:13

Yay! Thats a lovely one. Would you believe I didn't plant the one in my new garden. I was amazed to see it develop. What are the odds that one of my favourite flowers would be in my new garden already? Well done on persevering! Now you can save your own seed from this one.


Rachel Rachel 28 May 2010 20:57:14

Shazz, flowering will be next year.

Alison, they are very special - quite unlike other Aquilegias : )


Gismo1981 Gismo1981 28 May 2010 21:20:30

thats so pretty :O)


Myrtle Myrtle 28 May 2010 21:45:17

very nice!


Lìga Lìga 28 May 2010 22:35:27

Lovely!!!My last sowing was Aquilegia chrysantha "Yellow Queen",can't wait to see first little leaves coming up.


HeadGardener HeadGardener 28 May 2010 23:13:16

Bought a lovely tall aquilegia today at the show, also growning lots of aquilegia candensis from seed after seing them at chelsea last year..


Lìga Lìga 28 May 2010 23:18:09

He,i made mistake,Yellow queen was before.Last sowing was Aquilegia fragrans.A.candensis too very nice,Bill.


HeadGardener HeadGardener 29 May 2010 01:05:44

Liga I'll put your name on one for the next time we meet :-)

 


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