• Aquilegia chysantha 'Yellow Queen'
  • Aquilegia chysantha 'Yellow Queen'
  • Aquilegia chysantha 'Yellow Queen'

Aquilegia chrysantha 'Yellow Queen'

Golden Columbine, Canary Columbine, Southwestern Yellow Columbine
Size: ex 1L pots

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Quick Overview

  • Large showy fragrant yellow flower with long spurs
  • Glaucous ferny lace-like foliage
  • Moist rich soil
  • Sun or partial shade
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Description

Aquilegia chrysantha 'Yellow Queen' is an outstanding showy cultivar of Golden Columbine. It has large upward-facing fragrant flowers with very elongated spurs that project backwards and recurve outwards. The five yellow petals are surrounded by paler yellow petal-like sepals which have a more pointed shape that the rounded petals. The type species comes from the American Southwest and across the border into northern Mexico and it is one of the most drought-tolerant Aquilegia species and more capable of cultivation in full sun than its more alpine cousins which require a cooler aspect and ideally more shade. Aquilgea chrysantha 'Yellow Queen' makes a fantastic planting companion to purple-flowering plants like Alliums or Irises where the contrast between the yellow and the purple creates vivid and dramatic effects.

Aquilegias are prolific setters of seed and will self-seed everywhere around the garden. This can be moderated by regular dead-heading. The best way to prevent hybridsation and to keep them true to type is to just grow one species of Aquilegia or - if you have a very large property - to grow the different species as far from each other as possible.

Additional Information

Order Ranunculales
Family Ranunculaceae
Sub-Family Thalictroideae
Synonyms Aquilegia caerulea var. chrysantha, Aquilegia chrysantha f. pleiocalcarata, Aquilegia formosa var. chrysantha, Aquilegia leptocera var. chrysantha, Aquilegia leptoceras var. chrysantha, Aquilegia leptoceras var. flava, Aquilegia thalictrifolia
Geographical Origin USA: Texas, New Mexico, Utah, Colorado, Arizona; Mexico: Sonora, Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo Leon
Cultivation Sun or partial sun. Tolerates shade. Prefers a rich moist but well-drained soil. Water well in the heat of summer. Dead head after flowering
Eventual Height 70-120cm
Eventual Spread 60-90cm
Hardiness Hardy herbaceous perennial

Aquilegia chrysantha 'Yellow Queen'

Golden Columbine, Canary Columbine, Southwestern Yellow Columbine
Size: ex 1L pots

Availability: Sold Out

£8.99
You could receive 20 Palm Points for writing a review and/or rating this product.

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