It’s hard to choose from among the many pretty columbines, but this is one of my personal favorites. It came to me as ‘Nora Barlow’, but I’m not 100% sure that ID is correct, as it can have more of a ruffled, “petticoat” look than the pointy-petaled, starry ‘Barlow’ types. From more than a foot or two away, they look pretty much the same, but I’m calling it “double pink” here just to avoid being misleading. The poofy pink flowers bloom atop 18- to 30-inch-tall stems in late spring to early summer. It flowers at the same time as Arkansas bluestar (Amsonia hubrichtii) and makes a lovely complement to that plant’s light blue flowers. I do have other columbines growing elsewhere here at Hayefield, so there’s a possibility that these seeds may produce some off-type plants, but they have come true for me in that part of the garden for the last 4 or 5 years. Full sun to light shade. Perennial; Zones 3 to 9.
Collected in late June and early July 2022. At least 25 seeds.
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