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Columbine

Aquilegia vulgaris 'Double Winky Blue'

Double blue and white upright facing flowers.

Columbines are now available in a wide range of colors and plant heights. The Winky series produces loads of upfacing blooms held just above a bushy, compact mound of lacy leaves. This strain has deep blue outer petals, with a double center or corolla in a blend of blue and white. Gorgeous in a perennial border or in a partly shaded woodland. Either allow plants to self-seed or cut back hard right after blooming. Columbines are not long-lived plants, so seedlings will provide future generations, although the colors usually differ from the mother plant.

Characteristics:

Bloom Time:

Blooms late spring to early summer

Mature Height:

12-14 Inches

Hardiness Zone:

2-9 Find your zone

Exposure:

Full Sun,Partial Shade

Features and Usage:

Greenhouse Growing Instructions:

Grow at 55-65°F, cool temps = more blooms. Keep soil evenly moist, allowing it to slightly dry between waterings. Once actively growing, a fertilizer program can begin. Deadheading to re-bloom. Plants generally finish in 8-10 weeks based on growing conditions.
Plants Per Gallon: 1
Storage Temperature Prior to Planting: 38
Cooler Humidity Prior to Planting: Low

Transplanting Instructions:

Plant in well draining professional potting soil keeping crown of plant at same level it was in the plug. Once potted, water immediately and apply a broad spectrum fungicide according to directions to avoid crown and root rot.

Homeowner Planting and Maintenance Tips:

Plant in moist, well-drained soil in full sun to partial shade. Plant will reseed itself if seed pods are left on plant. Nice variety to use for container gardening.

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We have done our best to describe this plant as accurately as possible, however, different climates
and growing conditions in different parts of the country will affect height, bloom time, and color.