Aquilegia chrysantha

Yellow Columbine

Plant family: Ranunculaceae - Buttercup


Plant type: Groundcover

Plant origin: N/A, Other Southwest

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Flower Color Yellow
Blooming Season Spring
Height 1-2 feet
Spread 1-5 feet
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Decomposed Granite, Sand, Sandy Loam

Special Characteristic

Fire Resistance, Good in Containers

Plant Highlights

This is a species of columbine also known as Golden Columbine that is native to many parts of the Western United States. This plant is suited to moist, shady conditions although we have some volunteers that have survived nicely in full sun with only moderate water. A fine showing of delicate leaves is followed by production of an erect stem varying in height from 18 - 24 inches, topped by cheerful golden blooms in spring. The leaves are mostly basal, are subdivided into three leaflets which are then divided into rounded lobes and grow on long petioles. The flowers have 5 pointed petals and each petal has a spur up to 3 inches long. At the center are whiskery yellow stamens. Use for bright spring color and reliable green foliage in a shady or semi-shady garden.

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