Columbine (Aquilegia chrysantha var. chaplinei) in the Columbines Database

Botanical names:
Aquilegia chrysantha var. chaplinei Accepted
Aquilegia chaplinei Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Flowers: Showy
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Uses: Cut Flower
Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Hummingbirds
Propagation: Seeds: Provide light
Suitable for wintersowing
Sow in situ
Can handle transplanting
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger

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Comments:
Posted by valleylynn (Dallas, OR - Zone 8b) on Aug 22, 2014 6:47 PM

Aquilegia chrysantha var. chaplinei is native to New Mexico and West Texas.
If given a site with well-drained soil, it will reward you with an abundance of lovely buttery yellow blooms with very long spurs. It also is a great candidate for a rock garden.
Habitat:
It is found growing in limestone seeps and springs in the montane scrub or riparian canyon bottoms at 4,700-5,500 ft, but it seems to be very happy in my zone 8 at 350 foot altitude.

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