Aquilegia vulgaris 'Winky Double Rose-pink' (Winky Series)

Aquilegia vulgaris ‘Winky Double Rose-pink’ (Winky Series)

Granny's bonnet

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Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

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Plant does flower in May

Plant does flower in June

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Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Aquilegia vulgaris 'Winky Double Rose-pink' (Winky Series)
  • Common name: Granny's bonnet
  • Family: Ranunculaceae
  • Plant Type: Perennial, Deciduous
Flower colour:

Pink

White

Foliage colour:

Green

Flowering in early summer, aquilegias fill the seasonal gap between the last of the spring bulbs and the main flush of summer perennials.

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Aquilegia ‘Winky Double Rose-White’ is one of several varieties in the Winky series, valued for their mildew resistance and upward-facing blooms. This compact variety bears fully double flowerheads that start out a fresh green and mature to pale pink and white. Unlike many aquilegias, ‘Winky Double Rose-White’ comes true from seed.

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Grow Aquilegia ‘Winky Double Rose-White’ in fertile, moist but well-drained soil in sun to partial shade. Lift and divide clumps every three to five years and mulch annually with well-rotted manure or compost. Aquilegias are prone to self-seeding around the garden.

How to grow Aquilegia 'Winky Double Rose-pink'

  • Plant size

    30cm height

    30cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, east facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Front

  • Sun exposure: Dappled shade, full sun, partial shade
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Chalky / alkaline / clay / heavy / moist / well drained / light / sandy

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sow
Sow

Do not Sow in January

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Do Sow in March

Do Sow in April

Do not Sow in May

Do not Sow in June

Do not Sow in July

Do Sow in August

Do Sow in September

Do not Sow in October

Do not Sow in November

Do not Sow in December

Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do not Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do not Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does not flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Cut back
Cut back

Do not Cut back in January

Do not Cut back in February

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Do not Cut back in May

Do not Cut back in June

Do Cut back in July

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Do not Cut back in September

Do not Cut back in October

Do not Cut back in November

Do not Cut back in December

Collect seeds
Collect seeds

Do not Collect seeds in January

Do not Collect seeds in February

Do not Collect seeds in March

Do not Collect seeds in April

Do not Collect seeds in May

Do not Collect seeds in June

Do Collect seeds in July

Do Collect seeds in August

Do not Collect seeds in September

Do not Collect seeds in October

Do not Collect seeds in November

Do not Collect seeds in December

Aquilegia 'Winky Double Rose-pink' and wildlife

Aquilegia 'Winky Double Rose-pink' has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Aquilegia 'Winky Double Rose-pink' poisonous?

Aquilegia 'Winky Double Rose-pink' has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

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