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Aquilegia vulgaris Winky - Blue and White (Columbine)

(Winky Series) Blue and white upward-facing blooms with short spurs grow on fern-like medium green foliage. Bushy, clump-forming habit.

Blooms mid to late spring
1.5-2 ft tall x 1-1.5 ft spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Attracts hummingbirds and butterflies
Deer and rabbit resistant
High salt tolerance

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Zone Zone 3
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade
Moisture Moderate Moisture

Bright rosy-purple flower clusters on strong stems in upright, compact clumps of glossy green foliage. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms from mid to late summer
1.5-2 ft tall x 1 ft spread
HARDY to -20°F (-28.9°C)
Attracts butterflies and bees
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant
Fragrant

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Silver-pink pincushion-like flowers gather in dome formation in the middle of the elegant pink petals. The medium green foliage forms a basal clump. The plants have a tendency to spread but can be easily held back. Fast growth rate.

Blooms late spring to mid summer
1.5- 2 ft tall x 1-1.5 ft wide
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Deer resistant

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Dense clumps of arching stems, with brilliant golden variegated leaves in cascading layers resemble dwarf bamboo. Hidden among the foliage are tiny delicate green flower heads. The foliage turns to an attractive copper-orange shade as the weather cools. Slow growth rate.

Blooms late summer to early fall
1-2 ft tall x 1-2 ft spread
HARDY to -20°F (-28.9°C)
Shade tolerant
Deer and rabbit resistant
Groundcover

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This perennial features large, vibrant violet blue flowers with small yellow signals, bright contrasting veining, and ruffled edges that bloom on tall slender stalks with narrow, sword-shaped green leaves. Fast growth rate.

Blooms late spring-early summer
2.5-3 ft tall x 1.5-2 ft spread
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant
Salt tolerant

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This perennial features bright green fan-shaped leaves that grow in masses around several spikes of flowers in various shades of pink, purple, blue, red, yellow, and mixed bi-colours. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms mid-summer
1.5-2 ft tall x 1-1.5 ft spread
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Salt tolerant
Fragrant

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This dwarf herbaceous perennial poppy features orange-red ‘crepe-paper’ flowers with dark basal blotches and dark purple centre stamens atop tall stems on a low mound of grayish-green thistle-like leaves that yellow and wither shortly after flowering. Mats of new foliage appear in fall. Fast growth rate.

Blooms late spring
1 ft tall x 0.5-0.75 ft spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant

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Large nodding blooms with soft coral-pink outer petals with creamy tips complimented by pastel yellow inner petals grow on thin stems bearing blue-green foliage. Upright spreading habit. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms mid spring-early summer
1.5-2 ft tall x 1-1.5 ft spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Attracts hummingbirds and butterflies
Deer and rabbit resistant
High salt tolerance

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Large nodding blooms with red outer petals and white inner petals grow on thin stems bearing blue-green foliage. Compact mounded habit. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms mid to late spring
1-1.5 ft tall x 1 ft spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Attracts hummingbirds and butterflies
Deer and rabbit resistant
High salt tolerance
Drought tolerant

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