Columbines are now available in a wide range of colours and plant heights. The Winky series, reportedly a mildew tolerant series, produces loads of upfacing blooms held just above a bushy, compact mound of lacy leaves. This selection produces deep violet-purple outer petals surrounding an inner white trumpet or corolla, blooming spring to early summer. The plants are uniform in habit and height with strong stems. Great for edging and in containers. Either allow plants to self-seed or cut back hard right after blooming. Columbines are not long-lived plants, so seedlings will provide future generations, although the colours usually differ from the mother plant.