Aquilegia ‘Black Barlow’ is a reliable double flower with strikingly dramatic deep purple flowers, that often look almost black. This nodding flower blooms May through July and is approximately 60 cm tall. Alquilegias are often considered charming, old fashioned cottage garden plants but can be planted in the border, or garden between shrubs or roses, in pots or containers, and they make a beautiful cut flower. Planting should be in a sunny or partially sunny area, fertile, moist but well drained soil. Aquilegias are known to self-seed and so interbreed freely meaning that often the seedlings don’t resemble the original plant. If you want to avoid this, you should deadhead the plants after flowering.