Golden Spur Columbine
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.
|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|
|Mature Height||30-36" tall|
|Mature Spread||18" wide|
|Bloom Time||Late spring to early summer|
|Ships As||Potted Plant|
|Planting Season||Spring / Summer, Fall|
|Soil Type||Compost Enriched Garden Loam Soil|
|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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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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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.
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