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Aquilegia vulgaris ‘Winky Red-White’
Aquilegia vulgaris ‘Winky Red-White’
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Aquilegia vulgaris ‘Winky Red-White’

Winky Columbine

USDA Zone: 2-9

Plant number: 1.050.860

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. The plants are uniform in habit and height with strong stems. This variety has deep burgundy-red outer petals surrounding an inner white trumpet or corolla, blooming spring to early summer. 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.

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Aquilegia vulgaris ‘Winky Red-White’

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun or
  Partial Shade
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
  Average or
Care Level
Flower Colour
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Late Spring
Foliage Color
  Light Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Attracts Butterflies
  Attracts Hummingbirds
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Drought Tolerant
  Rabbit Resistant
   30-35 cm
   12-14 inches
   30-35 cm
   12-14 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.