Columbine (Aquilegia chrysantha 'Denver Gold') in the Columbines Database

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5a -28.9 °C (-20 °F) to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
Plant Height: 5ft
Plant Spread: 18 inches
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Yellow
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Cut Flower
Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Propagation: Seeds: Provide light
Suitable for wintersowing
Sow in situ
Can handle transplanting
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger


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Posted by Skiekitty (Denver Metro - Zone 5a) on Dec 15, 2011 10:57 AM

Mine grew to be about 5' tall. I'm not sure if that's a norm. This is in a partial-shade area getting only morning/noon sun, no afternoon sun. Pretty xeric. Columbines are the state flower for Colorado.

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