There is perhaps nothing that says spring better than our native Columbines. No matter your age...you'll get excited to see these perky flowers once again! Take a good, long look at the award-winning Winky Rose and Rose Columbine (Aquilegia vulgaris 'Winky Rose and Rose')!
The intricate blooms are pretty in pink, with an elegantly outlined margin of rose red along each petal. The whole Winky series is a breakthrough for these beloved wildflowers! Each bloom is held upright, so your guests can easily see them! Hummingbirds adore the tubular access to the nectar held in knobby-spurred sepals. They'll visit many times over the weeks-long flowering display.
You'll want to include several of these double-rose-hued blooms to support the beneficial pollinators in your neighborhood with bountiful nectar. But...don't forget to sneak a few of these delicate blooms for yourself in flower arrangements indoors.
Both compact and improved cultivar features lobed, compound foliage. This mound-forming plant makes a charming springtime show, and gently fills in for a soft look. They'll resist powdery mildew and leaf miners, and this herbaceous perennial is cold-hardy throughout USDA growing zones 3 to 9!
Partner the "ephemeral" Winky Columbine with other perennials nearby to help hide the fading foliage when it withdraws in the peak of summer’s heat in growing zones 8 and 9. In a Cottage Garden, anything goes - including Helen Von Stein Lambs Ear, Hosta, Daylilies, or even Ornamental Grasses. Mass them in the border, or tuck them in rows into the edges of your garden landscape beds!
Use the vigorous, bushy Winky Rose and Rose Columbine in Rock Gardens, mixed perennial borders, and even in containers! They make a dynamic addition repeated along the edge of a dappled garden path. Nestle them at the base of garden sculptures for an elegant touch. They'll also bring an element of calm respite to Memorial Gardens.
If you have a little girl who wants to be a Fairy Princess when she grows up, plant them where she'll find them on a fun Nature Walk or in a Children's Garden. Start a collection of "cheap and cheerful" bud vases for her to place on her bedside table.
In fact, you could even pop them underneath fruiting bushes in your Victory Garden! Let them self-seed...they'll certainly be a charming way to entice pollinators to your flowering food crops.
Plant this sweet little perennial in at least four to six hours of sunlight a day! In colder regions, it's fine to plant them in full sun. Give Columbine rich, well-drained soil. Elevate the planting if you have heavy clay soil that stays wet for a long time...or keep them in containers. During planting, add symbiotic Nature Hills Root Booster to support their tiny feeder roots. It never "wears out" but keeps helping them access water and micronutrients from the soil.
Water on a consistent, even basis as Columbines won't do as well in dry soils. Keep the soil cool and moist with a three-inch layer of mulch over the root system. Always pull mulch back away from directly touching the stems. Deadhead as flowers fade to encourage a rebloom and prune them back in late autumn during fall cleanup.
Delight in the outstanding blooms of Winky Rose and Rose Columbine! Order this celebrated cultivar today! Nature Hills expert growers take great care developing and shipping these special perennials. Order your Winky Rose and Rose Columbine today from Nature Hills, then track your sturdy box all the way to your doorstep.
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.
Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.
|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|
|#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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|Brand||Nature Hills' Choice|
|Botanical Name||Aquilegia vulgaris 'Winky Rose and Rose'|
|Mature Height||12 - 15 inches|
|Mature Spread||12 - 15 inches|
|Sun Exposure||Partial Shade|
|Flower Color||Light & Dark Rose Pink|
|Pruning Time||Late Autumn|