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Aquilegia vulgaris 'Winky Blue White' (Columbine 'Winky Blue White')

Intermediate
skill rating
2 hours care
per year
0.75m
Max height
0.5m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name

Aquilegia vulgaris 'Winky Blue White'

Other names

Columbine 'Winky Blue White'

Genus

Aquilegia Aquilegia

Variety or Cultivar

'Winky Blue White' _ 'Winky Blue White' is a medium, upright, herbaceous perennial with green, divided foliage and bi-coloured blue-white or purple-white, nodding flowers with blue spurs on top of tall stems in early summer.


Aquilegia vulgaris 'Winky Blue White' is: Deciduous

Toxicity

Eating can cause stomach irritation.

How to care

Watch out for

General care

Pruning

Cut back stems after flowering. Cut down leaves in autumn, or earlier if affected by fungal diseases.


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Where to grow

Aquilegia vulgaris 'Winky Blue White' (Columbine 'Winky Blue White') will reach a height of 0.75m and a spread of 0.5m after 2-5 years.

Cultivation

Grow in fertile, moist but well-drained, soil. Likes full sun or partial shade.

Companion plants

Columbines look good bunched together, or interplanted with roses. As thier flowers fade, the roses begin to bloom. Cut back the columbines to make space for the flowering roses.

We do not currently have companion plants added for this plant.

Botanical name

Aquilegia vulgaris 'Winky Blue White'

Other names

Columbine 'Winky Blue White'

Genus

Aquilegia Aquilegia

Variety or Cultivar

'Winky Blue White' _ 'Winky Blue White' is a medium, upright, herbaceous perennial with green, divided foliage and bi-coloured blue-white or purple-white, nodding flowers with blue spurs on top of tall stems in early summer.

Foliage

Deciduous

Toxicity

Eating can cause stomach irritation.

General care

Pruning

Cut back stems after flowering. Cut down leaves in autumn, or earlier if affected by fungal diseases.


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Aquilegia vulgaris 'Winky Blue White' (Columbine 'Winky Blue White') will reach a height of 0.75m and a spread of 0.5m after 2-5 years.

Cultivation

Grow in fertile, moist but well-drained, soil. Likes full sun or partial shade.

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Aquilegia vulgaris 'Winky Blue White' (Columbine 'Winky Blue White')

Common pest name

; Aquilegia downy mildew

Scientific pest name

Aquilegia downy mildew

Type

Oomycete

Current status in UK

Present (Widespread)

Likelihood to spread in UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

5

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

4

General biosecurity comments

Established pest of a widely grown ornamental in the UK. Potential for economic and social impacts unless resistant varieties are developed. Statutory action unlikely to prevent further spread.

About this section

Our plants are under greater threat than ever before. There is increasing movement of plants and other material traded from an increasing variety of sources. This increases the chances of exotic pests arriving with imported goods and travellers, as well as by natural means. Shoot is working with Defra to help members to do their part in preventing the introduction and spread of invasive risks.

Traveling or importing plants? Please read "Don't risk it" advice here

Suspected outbreak? Click here for contact details to report to the relevant authority.

Date updated: 7th March 2019 For more information visit: https://planthealthportal.defra.gov.uk/

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COMPANION PLANTS

Columbines look good bunched together, or interplanted with roses. As thier flowers fade, the roses begin to bloom. Cut back the columbines to make space for the flowering roses.

We do not currently have companion plants added for this plant.

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