Aquilegia, Clematis-flowered Columbine 'Rose Barlow'

Aquilegia vulgaris var. stellata

Family: Ranunculaceae (ra-nun-kew-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Aquilegia (a-kwi-LEE-jee-a) (Info)
Species: vulgaris var. stellata
Cultivar: Rose Barlow
Additional cultivar information:(Barlow Series)



Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade



Foliage Color:

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24-36 in. (60-90 cm)


18-24 in. (45-60 cm)


USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)

USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Where to Grow:

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Bloom Color:


Bloom Characteristics:

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Bloom Size:

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Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Other details:

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Soil pH requirements:

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Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds


This plant is said to grow outdoors in the following regions:

Petersburg, Indiana

Hebron, Kentucky

Mount Sterling, Kentucky

Salvisa, Kentucky

Royal Oak, Michigan

Dayton, Ohio

Kalama, Washington

Charleston, West Virginia

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Aug 24, 2013, Nanny23 from Mount Sterling, KY (Zone 6b) wrote:

I got this plant from my grandmother's flower garden,and it never fails to bloom. It is planted in a bed that gets afternoon sun and does fine, but it is partially shaded by some larger plants. It always produces a good amount of seed and new plants, and has those beautiful clematis type blooms. Easy to grow. It does get Leaf miners late in the season, but most columbines do in this area. I have read that it does not affect the health of the plant, just it's "eye appeal". It said to pick off the affected leaves when you first notice the damage to minimize the spread of the insect.


On Jan 27, 2009, StolenMoments from Petersburg, IN wrote:

This columbine is such a pretty color. I love pinks and this is what I would call a dusty rose. It blooms in spring, but I have it on each side of my front steps and it almost looks like shamrocks, the leaves are so pretty all summer long. It has seeded like crazy, but I wanted it too. It would have been easy to cut the seedpods, but I wanted more to give away and move around to other areas. Lovely pass along plant and addition to any country garden.


On Jun 5, 2005, lmelling from Ithaca, NY (Zone 5b) wrote:

Beautiful series of Columbine, the first that I've grown. Pictures are of 3rd year blooming. Last year was very wet and the columbine reseeded and many plants took over an area next to our porch. In fall I dug up and replanted these in my shade garden and they are blooming this year.