Winky Double Red & White Columbine

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Bi-color blooms for hummingbirds! The unique blooms and hardy nature of Columbines are, of course, a garden standard! Whimsical and cheerful blooms hang like ornate bells, brightening any garden!

A member of the Buttercup family, the Columbine has gorgeous, delicate blooms that are known for their distinctive five-petaled flowers crowned with long, backward-facing spurs that are curled on the ends. The Winky Double Red & White Columbine (Aquilegia vulgaris 'Double Red & White') adds dramatic carmine-red blooms that fade to creamy white centers for an ombre effect! The corollas are double-petalled and neatly arranged around the yellow anthers!

Rising high above the mounded, compact rosette of leaflets, the compound soft green leaves are rounded and notched and lend a refined and elegant appearance to your garden. An amazing backdrop to highlight the blooms!

The showy flowers will delight you all late spring into early summer with those gorgeous flowers on long stems - perfect for bouquets! Growing daintily over the lush greenery, the blooms call butterflies and Ruby-Throated hummingbirds, Hawkmoths, and beneficial pollinators!

Winky Double Red & White Columbine emerges early in spring in a lacy burst of green and holds its delicate green foliage well throughout the summer and into autumn when the hard frost has its way.

Planting and Application:

Native versions of Aquilegia are commonly found along roadsides and woodland edges or scraping an existence beautifully in rock crevices and especially at the edge of short-grass prairies! Perfect for sunny borders, the neat clumps of vivid color fill sunny and dappled shade gardens.

This means in the luxury of your garden beds, Winky Double Red & White Columbine will thrive beyond expectations! An excellent choice for mixed borders of other shade-loving perennials and a fabulous addition to cutting gardens! The long-lasting blooms look lovely as a cut flower in floral arrangements and bouquets for your tablescapes!

The delightful look of Columbine blooms are always the perfect addition to Children's gardens, as the upward-facing flowers just seem to entice kids with their playful look. Plus Winky Double Red & White Columbines are vital components to Pollinator gardens to draw Hummingbirds and butterflies to your yard!

The long bloom time of Winky Double Red combines beautifully with all other perennials such as Bee Balms and every assortment of wildflowers. The fan-shaped delicate foliage is a lovely accessory to the similar look of Ferns and Bleeding Hearts. Providing lacy skirts around spring flower bulbs, the red and white blooms dangle elegantly above Cranesbills and groundcovers in the spring rain and summer sun.

The tough and easy-going nature allows Columbines to be perfect rambling through Rock gardens and even porch planter filler and specimens. The profuse blooms and easy-care nature make them fabulous additions to Cottage gardens and naturalized areas.

  • Carmine-Red & Ghostly White Bi-Color Blooms
  • Unique Upward Facing Blooms
  • Scalloped, Lacy Green Foliage
  • Attracts Hummingbirds & Pollinators
  • Rock Gardens & Border Edging, Containers, Cut Flower Gardens & Specimens

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Doing amazingly in full sun, Columbines also do well in partial shade in all hardiness zones 3 through 9. These cold-hardy herbaceous perennials, Columbines thrive from Nova Scotia to the east of the Rocky Mountains. Easy to grow Columbine does best in well-drained soils and consistent access to moisture. Be sure to water well their first year while establishing, but after that, Winky Double Red is drought tolerant! Always water potted plants very well and check them frequently for moisture.

Deer and rabbits always seem to pass over Columbines! Tolerant and hardy and able to grow in harsh, rocky conditions, Columbine seems to be able to grow just about anywhere! But for the best results and to have the best display of blooms and foliage, always give them a good drink in the heat, and provide a humusy, organically enriched medium to grow in.

Columbines appreciate a generous layer of mulch over the roots to keep them cool and hold in more moisture in the heat of summer. A good layer of mulch in cold growing zones also provides ample insulation from winter's chill.

Winky Double Red & White Columbine can self-seed to some extent, so you can leave the decorative seed heads, that look and sound like skinny rattles for winter interest, or in late summer when the plant is in seed, prune back to the leaves for a cleaner look and to refresh your foliage.

  • Full Sun Lover & Afternoon/Partial Shade
  • Moderate Moisture Needs - Drought & Cold Tolerant!
  • Tough, Versatile & Resilient in Well-Drained Soils
  • Deadhead & Prune Late Autumn
  • Deer & Rabbit Resistant

Gardeners who are new to Columbine's elegant character always come back for more! They are such a juxtaposition of tough and delicate and come in such a wide range of colors, shapes, and sizes that it is difficult to have just one once you experience their grace in person!

For sublime wine-red blooms and ivory highlights above some of the best perennial foliage around, you won't go wrong with Winky Double Red & White Columbines from Nature Hills Nursery. These hot items sell out fast, so grab yours as soon as they're in stock!

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Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
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Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Winky Double Red & White Columbine Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-8
Growing Zones 4-8
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Aquilegia 'Double Red & White'
Type Perennial
Mature Height 15 - 20 inches
Mature Spread 12 inches
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Red & White
Foliage Color Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Late Autumn