Winky Rose and Rose Columbine

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Exquisite Blooms Winky Rose and Rose Columbine

  • Winner of Coveted European Fleuroselect Quality Medal
  • Compact Cultivar of Native Wildflower
  • Super Showy Bold Pink Petals Tipped in Pale Pink
  • "Winking" Blooms Face Upright
  • Nectar-Rich Spurs
  • Springtime Resource for Hummingbirds and Butterflies
  • Fairy Flowers Great in Cut Flower Arrangements
  • Mound of Medium-Green, Finely Cut Foliage
  • Improved Selection Resists Powdery Mildew
  • Ephemeral Perennial Plants
  • Include in Outdoor Containers
  • Ultra Cold Hardy and Heat Tolerant
  • Low Maintenance
  • Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • Widely Adaptable
  • Deer and Rabbits Seldom Severely Damage Them

There is perhaps nothing that says spring better than our native Columbines. No matter your'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 elegant outlined margin of rose red along each pelal.

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.

Both compact and improved cultivar features a lobed, compound foliage. This mound-forming plant makes a charming springtime show, and gently fills in for a soft look.

Mass them in the border, or tuck them into oversized garden containers with spring-flowering bulbs. They'll bloom and fade a bit, so include sturdy summer bloomers to take center stage.

You'll want to include several plants 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.

Columbine needs nutrient-rich soil, but it needs to drain quickly after rain. Grow it in full sun or partial shade with plenty of air circulation.

They'll resist powdery mildew and leaf miner with this easy care. In fact, you'll be delighted to see them self-seed here and there around your yard.

See where Mother Nature decides to plant these volunteers. Or, simply clip the seed capsules off after the blooms are passed.

Nature Hills expert growers take great care developing and shipping these special perennials. Order your Winky Rose and Rose Columbine today, then track your sturdy box all the way to your doorstep.

How to Use Winky Rose and Rose Columbine in the Landscape

Partner "ephemeral" Aquilegia Winky Columbine with other perennials nearby to help hide the fading foliage. In a Cottage Garden, anything goes...including Helen Von Stein Lambs Ear, Hosta, Daylilies or even Ornamental Grasses.

Filter the season of bloom to see a plethora of choices on our Perennial product pages. Give each plant room to reach its mature size, and squeeze in spring-flowering bulbs and these unique upright facing flowers for a delightful surprise in springtime.

Use vigorous, bushy Winky Rose and Rose Columbine in rock gardens or near the patio. They make a dynamic addition repeated along the edge of a dappled garden path.

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. Start a collection of "cheap and cheerful" bud vases for her to place on her bedside table.

Nestle them at the base of garden sculptures for an elegant touch. They'll also bring an element of calm respite to Memorial Gardens.

For a seasonal display at your doorstep, plant these cold-hardy perennials with your favorite mix of spring flowering bulbs. Store the container in an unheated garage overwinter, and enjoy them once the weather warms up.

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.

#ProPlantTips for Care

Plant this sweet little perennial in at least four 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.

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.

Water on a consistent, even basis as they won't do as well in dry soils. 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!

Buying Options for Plants

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.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

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
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
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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0 - 19.99 19.99
20 - 49.99 21.99
50 - 69.99 24.99
70 - 99.99 29.99
100 - 129.99 34.99
130 - 149.99 41.99
150 - 150+ Approx 27%

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Winky Rose and Rose Columbine  Is Suited to Grow in Zones 3-9
Growing Zones 3-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Aquilegia vulgaris Winky Rose and Rose'
Type Perennial
Mature Height 12 - 15 inches
Mature Spread 12 - 15 inches
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Shade
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Pink
Foliage Color Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Late Autumn
Fragrant No