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Aquilegia vulgaris Double Dark Blue & White

Winky Series

Columbine

$14.95 ea. (3+ discount) $14.50 ea.

In stock for Fall 2020

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Plant Code: AQDB

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Deep royal blue and white upward-facing, double blossoms resemble swirling layers of a square-dancerís skirt. The pleated flowers are nestled in shorter matching blue spurs. Nectar-rich blossoms in late spring summon beneficial pollinators.

The Winky Series of Columbine produce abundant flowers above mounds of attractive medium-green lacy foliage. At home in formal or cottage settings, its flowers are always a center of attention.

Details

Type: Perennials
Height: Short 12-15"
Spacing: Plant 12-14" apart
Bloom Time: Mid-Spring to Early Summer
Sun-Shade: Full Sun to Mostly Shady
Zones: 4-8   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Acidic, Sandy
Flower: Blue
Accent: Purple
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

Features to Note

  • Beneficial for Pollinators
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • Deer Resistant

Aquilegia General Information

The Winky Series Columbine are known for their charming upward-facing flowers on sturdy stems on compact plants. Best in the front of border. Aquilegia are as much a part of spring as daffodils. Some have long spurs that project out behind the blossoms-others are spur-less with double blossoms. All self-sow without being annoying. Will yield interesting hybrids if others are close by to cross pollinate.

Aquilegia Plant Care

Little care needed. Does best in evenly moist, rich soil. Leave fall basal growth to over-winter. Divide in summer if desired, not usually required since plant self seeds. If you want to prevent seeding and cross pollinating, remove spent flowering stems. Aging or damaged foliage can be completely cut back to level of new growth.