Aquilegia chrysantha

Golden Spur Columbine

 
Yellow Aquilegia chrysantha, Aquilegia chrysantha, Golden Spur Columbine

30-36" tall x 18" wide. Golden Spur columbine yellow blooms for months beginning in late spring with a profusion of large, cheerful yellow flowers that attract hummingbirds. Allow the plant to reseed itself to form colorful long lived colonies. (seed propagated).

Learn More…

Regular Price: $9.99

Sale $7.99

per plant - 5" deep pot You save: 20%
Zones 4 - 8
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Attract Hummingbirds
Attract Hummingbirds
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Fragrant Flower / Foliage
Native
Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks)
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Full Shade
Full Shade
Annual Rainfall
Average
10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40"
Ideal Region
Only in Western US
Bloom Time Late spring to early summer
Shipping Shipping begins in late February based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first. Learn More…
Size Plant - 5" deep pot
SKU 20815

Details

30-36" tall x 18" wide. Native to the canyons of the Southwest, this is one of the most widely adapted of all columbines. A vigorous grower, it combines excellent heat tolerance and mildew resistance with a long display of fragrant yellow flowers in late spring. A good rebloomer if promptly deadheaded. Quite sun tolerant at higher elevations.
SKU 20815
Common Name Golden Spur Columbine
Botanical Name Aquilegia chrysantha
Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade, Full Shade
Flower Color Yellow
Mature Height 30-36" tall
Mature Spread 18" wide
Bloom Time Late spring to early summer
Ships As Potted Plant
Native Yes
Planting Time Spring / Summer, Fall
Soil Type Compost Enriched Garden Loam Soil
Soil Moisture Average
Amount of Rain 10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40"
Advantages Deer Resistant, Attract Hummingbirds, Rabbit Resistant, Fragrant Flower / Foliage, Native, Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks)
Ideal Region Western Only, Suitable Above 7000 ft
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

Planting Guides

View more Planting Guides, or download our complete Planting Guide for tips on caring for your plants when you receive your order, as well as planting instructions for Perennials, Spring-Planted Bulbs, Fall-Planted Bulbs, Cacti & Succulents, Xeric Plants and more.

Shipping

Plant Shipping: Buy now and we will ship your order at the ideal planting time for your region. Spring-Planted Perennial and Bulb orders will ship from February 27-June 30, warmest zones first. Most plant orders will arrive within 3-4 days, or less, of leaving our greenhouses. This prompt delivery is provided without additional express charges.

Grass Plugs Will ship at planting time in spring 2017, beginning in late February.

Wildflower Seed & Grass Seed Orders ship within 2-3 days.

Standard shipping costs are $4.99 and up, depending on the size of the order.

Make Fast Even Faster: For ‘Rush’ same week delivery, please call customer service at 800-925-9387.

More Shipping Info

Reviewsby PowerReviews

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
High Country GardensAquilegia chrysantha
 
5.0

(based on 3 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (3)
  • Hardy (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Garden (3)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (3)

Reviewed by 3 customers

Displaying reviews 1-3

Back to top

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Seems to be doing well

By 

from Denver

About Me Avid Gardener

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Attractive
  • Hardy
  • Healthy

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Garden

    Comments about High Country Gardens Aquilegia chrysantha:

    This plant is sitting in a very special place in our yard. Shaded amongst some pine and aspen.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    a great columbine for my climate

    By 

    from Grizzly Flats CA

    About Me Avid Gardener

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Accurate Instructions
    • Attractive
    • Hardy

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Garden

      Comments about High Country Gardens Aquilegia chrysantha:

      great plant, a deer did finally eat a bunch of old leaves off but with cooler weather I see some new growth for spring

      • Primary use:
      • Personal

      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Vigorous is right!

      By 

      from NW Arkansas

      Pros

      • Accurate Instructions
      • Attractive
      • Hardy
      • Healthy

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Garden

        Comments about High Country Gardens Aquilegia chrysantha:

        Love this in our perennial bed. Give it plenty of room though. It's a huge plant after 3 years in the garden.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal

        Displaying reviews 1-3

        Back to top

        Q & A

        USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

        To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

        • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
        • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

        Find Your Planting Zone:

        Enter your Zip Code to find your USDA Planting Zone

        You are using an out-of-date browser. You will still be able to shop HighCountryGardens.com, but some functionality may not work unless you update to a modern browser. Update My Browser

        ×

        Please wait...

        Item added to your cart

        has been added to your cart.