Aquilegia vulgaris Barlow Mix is a delightful showcase of frilly, star-shaped, 1.5" inch blooms featuring pointed layered petals dancing atop long, straight stems. These fully double-petaled beauties are upward facing and spur-less, unlike their other Columbine cousins. Well formed plants reach 30" to 36" inches tall and begin to set blooms in the early spring, a year from sowing. Although first blooms require patience, this uniform, prolific perennial will be well worth the wait when her flower parade begins! Expect a blaze of fluttering friends as Columbine is a favorite nectar producer for hummingbirds. Loved by generations of gardeners, the Barlow variety was first introduced in 17th century England. Interestingly, this variety's namesake is Charles Darwin's remarkable granddaughter, Lady Emma Nora Barlow (1885 –1989), who was both a botanist and geneticist at Cambridge. Embraced and popularized by the Victorians, this coveted cut flower is a cottage garden staple well worth growing. Expect a patch of beauty to develop as this variety freely self sows each season. Packet: 50 seeds.