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Southwestern Yellow Columbine Aquilegia chrysantha

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Phonetic Spelling
ah-kwih-LEE-jee-ah kris-ANTH-uh
Description

Golden Columbine is a perennial wildflower native to the western U.S.A. and Mexico. It is a spring bloomer, in full sun to part shade with flowers that are good for cutting. Each flower petal has a backward-pointing spur. It tolerates a wide range of soils and is resistant to damage from deer or rabbits. Cutting the flower stalks may encourage further blooming.

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Tags:
#gold#hummingbirds#sun#showy flowers#yellow#partial shade#interesting flowers#perennial#spring flowers#rabbit resistant#rock gardens
 
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Tags:
#gold#hummingbirds#sun#showy flowers#yellow#partial shade#interesting flowers#perennial#spring flowers#rabbit resistant#rock gardens
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Aquilegia
    Species:
    chrysantha
    Family:
    Ranunculaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Utah to Mexico
    Wildlife Value:
    Attracts hummingbirds
    Dimensions:
    Height: 2 ft. 0 in. - 3 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 2 ft. 0 in. - 3 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Perennial
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Semi-evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Clumping
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Maintenance:
    Low
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Dappled Sunlight (Shade through upper canopy all day)
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    Loam (Silt)
    Soil pH:
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Available Space To Plant:
    3 feet-6 feet
    NC Region:
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    3a, 4a, 4b, 5b, 5a, 6b, 6a, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Spike
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Good Cut
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Flower Shape:
    Tubular
    Flower Petals:
    4-5 petals/rays
    Flower Size:
    1-3 inches
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Semi-evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Smooth
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Shape:
    Palmatifid
    Leaf Margin:
    Sinuate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    < 1 inch
    Leaf Width:
    < 1 inch
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Small Space
    Woodland
    Landscape Theme:
    Cutting Garden
    Fairy Garden
    Rock Garden
    Shade Garden
    Design Feature:
    Accent
    Small groups
    Attracts:
    Hummingbirds
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Heat
    Rabbits