Monday, May 08, 2006
I have several double columbines blooming in the garden. The one on the left is Aquilegia vulgaris 'Blue Tower'. The one on the right is Aquilegia vulgaris 'Pink Tower'. And the one in the middle is probably Aquilegia vulgaris 'Black Barlow'. The pink and blue columbine I know I started from seed in 2001. I'm not sure where I got the 'Black Barlow', but it is one of the darkest flowers in my garden. Starting perennials from seed can be economical, but does take some patience. It may be several years before the seedling gets to a size that blooms.