The unique blooms and hardy nature of Columbines are, of course, a garden standard! Unique and cheerful blooms hang like ornate bells, brightening any garden!
A member of the Buttercup family, 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. 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.
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! Growing daintily over the lush greenery, the blooms call butterflies and Ruby-Throated hummingbirds, hawkmoths and beneficial pollinators!
Native versions of Aquilegia vulgaris 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. Thriving from Nova Scotia to the east of the Rocky Mountains.
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!
With the variety of Columbine out there and the dizzying array of colors available, you'll not be able to stop at just one! Perfect for sunny borders, the neat clumps of vivid color fill sunny and dappled shade gardens.
The delightful look of Columbine blooms are always the perfect additions for children's gardens, as the nodding flowers just seem to entrance kids with their playful look. Plus Winky Double Red & White Columbine 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 wildflower. 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 like nodding heads in the spring rain and summer sun.
While the tough nature allows Columbines to be perfect rambling in rock gardens and planters. The profuse blooms and easy-care nature make them fabulous additions to cottage gardens and naturalized areas.
Doing amazingly full sun, Winky Double Red & White Columbine emerges early in spring in a lacy burst of green and holds their delicate green foliage well throughout the summer and into autumn when the hard frost has its way.
Also doing well in partial shade in all hardiness zones 3 through 9, Columbines grow by underground woody rhizomes and 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.
Easy to grow Columbine do 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 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.
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.
Gardeners that 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!
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.
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|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|
|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|
|#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|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 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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|Botanical Name||Aquilegia Winky Double Red & White|
|Mature Height||15 - 20 inches|
|Mature Spread||12 inches|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun, Partial Shade|
|Soil Type||Well Drained|
|Flower Color||Red, White|
|When To Prune||Late Autumn|