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).

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Zones 4 - 8
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Fragrant Flower / Foliage
Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks)
Attract Hummingbirds
Attract Hummingbirds
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Full Shade
Full Shade
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Annual Rainfall
10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40"
Ideal Region
Only in Western US
Bloom Time Late spring to early summer
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Size Plant - 5" deep pot
SKU 20815


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, Full Shade, Morning Sun & Afternoon 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 Season 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, Fragrant Flower / Foliage, Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks), Attract Hummingbirds, Rabbit Resistant
Ideal Region Suitable Above 7000 ft, Western Only
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Canada No

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Vigorous is right!


from NW Arkansas


  • Accurate Instructions
  • Attractive
  • Hardy
  • Healthy


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    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.

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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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