Plant of the Month March 2014

Golden Columbine

Aquilegia chrysantha


Native to the southwestern US, this clump forming
perennial has 3” golden yellow fragrant flowers with long spurs,
that puts on an extended display in spring. Its bluish green fern like foliage accents the bright blooms and lends a delicate feel to the garden. It attracts hummingbirds and butterflies with its nectar.

Golden columbine is a vigorous grower that is one of the few columbines that is reliable year after year. Its mature size is 18” x 24-36”. It prefers partial shade and average but well drained soil and it can tolerate full sun at higher elevations. It also has the propensity to rebloom if deadheaded promptly. This low maintenance
beauty really lights up the garden in spring.


Quick facts

  • Spring bloom
  • Will rebloom if dead headed
  • Good in partial shade
  • Reliable year after year