Aquilegia chrysantha v. chaplinei Little Treasure

Dwarf Golden Spur Columbine

 
 
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Exclusive. Little Treasure' is a dwarf yellow flowered form of a columbine native to the shady canyons of southern New Mexico. The bright flowers face upwards to the sky and sttract hummingbirds. A High Country Gardens introduction.

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Regular Price: $9.99

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per plant - 5" deep pot You save: 20%
Zones 5 - 9
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Attract Hummingbirds
Attract Hummingbirds
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Native
Plants for Small Spaces
Light Requirements
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 20814

Details

15" x 10" wide, (seed propagated). The original seed for this rare native Columbine was collected in south-central New Mexico.'Little Treasure' is the result of many years of founder and chief horticulturist David Salman's breeding work with this plant to create a floriferous, uniformly-small-growing plant. With numerous bright yellow, upward-facing flowers 1" wide with 1 1/2" long spurs, it blooms for many weeks, beginning in late spring. The plant has a very attractive mound of foliage resembling that of a maiden-hair fern. It thrives in compost-enriched soils and needs a semi-shade planting situation. Its diminutive size and colorful display of flowers makes it very usable throughout the garden.
SKU 20814
Common Name Dwarf Golden Spur Columbine
Botanical Name Aquilegia chrysantha v. chaplinei Little Treasure
Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade, Full Shade
Flower Color Yellow
Mature Height 15" tall
Mature Spread 10" 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, Native, Plants for Small Spaces
Special Groups High Country Gardens Exclusive
Ideal Region Western Only, Hot Desert, Coastal California
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

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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.

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4.2

(based on 5 reviews)

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80%

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Pros

  • Hardy (3)
  • Healthy (3)

Cons

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Best Uses

  • Garden (4)
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1.0

Planted late for season.

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from Indiana

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Pros

    Cons

    • Small In Size

    Best Uses

    • Garden

    Comments about High Country Gardens Aquilegia chrysantha v. chaplinei Little Treasure:

    Never grew much. Will see if it comes back next year.

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    • Personal

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    A show stopping bloom!

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    from Near Joshua Tree National Park, CA.

    About Me Avid Gardener

    Pros

    • Accurate Instructions
    • Hardy
    • Healthy
    • Versatile

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Garden
    • Outdoors
    • Perfect Garden Brightener

    Comments about High Country Gardens Aquilegia chrysantha v. chaplinei Little Treasure:

    I enjoy adding color to the yard using plants with lovely flowers. This plant filled the bill!

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    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Even bloomed the first year

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    from Terrebonne, OR

    About Me Avid Gardener

    Pros

    • Attractive
    • Hardy
    • Healthy

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Garden
      • Shady Spot

      Comments about High Country Gardens Aquilegia chrysantha v. chaplinei Little Treasure:

      Bright pretty little plant that thrives in inky shade!

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      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      The fairy queen of flowers

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      from Bertram, TX

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      Pros

      • Accurate Instructions
      • Attractive
      • Hardy
      • Healthy

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        • Garden

        Comments about High Country Gardens Aquilegia chrysantha v. chaplinei Little Treasure:

        I planted this with other columbine and the vibrant color just wowed everyone. It has become my favorite. I planted it under a Mexican plum where it gets plenty of sun in the winter but is protected from the blistering Texas heat in the summer. It is thriving.

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        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Flowers Forever

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        from Denver, CO

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        Pros

        • Floriferous

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about High Country Gardens Aquilegia chrysantha v. chaplinei Little Treasure:

            I tried this in a hell strip in west Denver. The soil is Denver clay, unamended, but well watered with spray irrigation 3 times a week. I bought this selection because I wanted a shorter Aquelegia chrysantha. The plant ended up about two feet tall (I think it would be shorter with less water) and bloomed like mad, the best chrysantha I've ever seen. I meant to get by this garden to deadhead this columbine plant, but ran out of time. When I came by a few weeks later I was surprised to find the plant in full bloom for a second time. Maybe I lucked out with my particular plant if this was seed grown, but Wow! Very impressed.

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            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).

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