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Columbine Double Winky Blue

 

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Aquilegia vulgaris Double Winky Blue ushers in a whole new shape--big bicolored center, an almost rose like Columbine.

Zones 3 - 9
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Attract Birds
Attract Birds
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Half Sun / Half Shade
Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Plant Size 16-20" tall, 12-18" wide
Bloom Time Late spring to early summer
Size Plant - 2.5" pot
SKU 5AQU

Plant Information

The amazing Double Winky series has brought us a whole new look for this flower that was one of your grandmothers favorites. Lavish, bi-colored petals stand up and create an almost rose-like center, while the solid color guard petals below remain flattened, columbine style.

About the Columbines. Many people think columbines are the loveliest flowers of all, and they are certainly important in the wildflower world, and their hybrids have been garden favorites forever. Many important species are North American natives. Everyone in the Northeast loves the Wild Eastern Columbine, the beautiful smallish red one, Aquilegia canadensis, and of course, everyone in the Rockies loves the State Flower of Colorado, the large, blue Colorado Columbine, A. caerulea. There are important species native to Europe and Japan as well. One of the most commonly hybridized is A. vulgaris, a European species.

SKU 5AQU
Common Name Columbine
Botanical Name Aquilegia vulgaris
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color Blue
Mature Height 16-20" tall
Estimated Mature Spread 12-18" wide
Bloom Time Late spring to early summer
Planting Depth Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Ships As Potted Plant
Foliage Color Green
Planting Time Spring / Summer
Soil Type Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Acidic Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Well Draining
Advantages Deer Resistant, Attract Birds
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

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As soon as your order is placed you will receive an order confirmation email that will include your shipping information. We ship perennials and spring-planted bulbs at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennials and spring-planted bulb orders will arrive separately from seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment, there is no additional shipping charge. See our shipping information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you need express shipping or have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (877) 309-7333 or contact us by email.

You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Your order is scheduled to arrive at your door, fresh and ready to plant, usually within 3-5 days of leaving our warehouse, depending on your shipping address. We pack our plants to withstand up to 10 days in transit, in the event transit is delayed. We cannot guarantee arrival on a specific day. Please make sure to open your package upon receipt and follow the instructions included.

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American MeadowsColumbine Double Winky Blue
 
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5.0

Excellent did very well blooming for just planting it

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from pembroke, ma

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Pros

  • Attractive
  • Hardy
  • Healthy

Cons

  • Heavy

Best Uses

  • Garden

Comments about American Meadows Columbine Double Winky Blue:

This was excellent for the first time planting.
In my perennial garden Was perfect and love the color

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3.0

The flower never bloomed.

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from Fort Worth, TX

Pros

  • Grew Pretty Big - Green
  • Hopefully Flowen Next Yr
  • May Have Planted Too Late

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      Comments about American Meadows Columbine Double Winky Blue:

      The plants were in good shape when they were delivered.

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      To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

      • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
      • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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