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Aquilegia vulgaris ‘Winky Red & White’

Aquilegia vulgaris ‘Winky Red and White’ is part of the Ranunculaceae family of plants. They also call it Columbine Red and White, Columbine ‘Winky Red and White’, Granny’s Bonnet ‘Winky Red and White‘, or Monk’s Head Lily ‘Winky Red and White’. This is a cultivar from Winky Series. It is a short-lived perennial.

Aquilegia vulgaris 'Winky Red and White'
Aquilegia vulgaris ‘Winky Red and White’

Aquilegia vulgaris ‘Winky Red and White’ grows to about 14in or 35cm tall. It flowers for up to 6 weeks, late spring to early summer. It is free-flowering with upward-facing red and white flowers.

How to grow Aquilegia vulgaris ‘Winky Red and White’:

Grow Aquilegia vulgaris ‘Winky Red and White’ in the sun, or partial shade. Best to locate it in the morning sun and afternoon shade. Plant it in humus-rich, fertile, moist, but well-drained soil. It attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds, but it is deer resistant and rabbit resistant.

Aquilegia vulgaris ‘Winky Red and White’ self-seeds. Propagate by seed or division, in spring. Deadhead the flowers, to promote more flowers. The sap of the plant could irritate the skin. It is generally disease-free, and pest-free, except, watch out for leaf miners.

Aquilegia vulgaris 'Winky Red and White'
Aquilegia vulgaris ‘Winky Red and White’

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