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  • Canadian Grown
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  • Shipped in ON, QC, NB, NS, PE


Aquilegia vulgaris 'Winky Purple-White'

Winky Purple and White Columbine, Winky Purple and White Granny's Bonnet

Main interest:
delicate purple and white flowers, compact shape
full sun to partial shade
Soil humidity:
moist soil
Growth type:
Flower colour:
purple and white
Flowering period:
June to July
light green
USDA Hardiness:
zone 3a: -40 °C (-40 °F) View Zone Map
Mature height & width (max.):
height: 1.5 ft (0.45 m) width: 1.5 ft (0.45 m)
border, mass planting, edging, container, good for pollinators

Winky Purple and White Columbine is a bushy, clumping, herbaceous perennial. It is a variety in the Winky European Columbine series, which all have upward facing, short-spurred, bicolored flowers. The upward facing flower makes it appear to be is winking at you, thus the series name ‘Winky’. Winky series Columbines have also been selected for their good resistance to mildew, uniform shape and habit and strong stems. The beautiful deep purple and white flowers appear from the center of the plant in early spring on long, fragile stems.

These flowers make decent cut flowers in the spring and early summer. Additionally, the tubular flowers attract local pollinators, like hummingbirds and long-tongued bees. Aquilegia vulgaris 'Winky Purple-White' is easy to grow and is low maintenance. It does best with some shade and consistently moist soil but can tolerate dry soil and full sun as well.

Please use availability information as a guide only. The weather is a fickle thing, and impacts when our plants are actually available for shipping. Please be aware that we are not answering emails regarding plants availability. The best advice we can give you is to check back once in a while, choose a size option and check the current stock.


Ships to Ontario only

Also known as: Winky Purple-White Columbine, Purple Columbine, Purple Granny's-bonnet, Garden Columbine, European Columbine, Common Columbine, Granny Bonnets, European crowfoot, Capon's-feather

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