Aquilegia chrysantha
Golden Columbine

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Butterfly FriendlyDeer ResistantPart ShadeShadeBird Friendly
Golden Columbine
Aquilegia chrysantha

Golden Columbine adds a bright pop of color to shady gardens with its lemon-yellow blooms. Sturdy stems rise above the fern-like foliage to show off the large, fragrant flowers. The nectar attracts, hummingbirds, hummingbird moths and butterflies. Removing spent flowers will prompt a second bloom.

Nectar source for hummingbirds, bees, butterflies
Attracts hummingbird moths
Deer and rabbit resistant
Brightens up shady areas with showy blooms
Heat tolerant and resistant to mildew
Fragrant blooms are perfect for cutting

Native Range

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Interesting Facts

Aquilegia is the Latin word for eagle, referring to the petals that were thought to look like an eagle's talons. The common name Columbine comes from the Latin word for dove since Romans thought the inverted flowers looked like five doves.


Tolerates wide range of soils except heavy, poorly drained ones. Prefers rich, moist soils with light to moderate shade. Remove flowering stems after bloom to encourage additional bloom. Keep soils uniformly moist after bloom to prolong attractive foliage appearance. When foliage depreciates, plants may be cut to the ground.

Mature Size: 2-4ft. Tall x 1-2ft. Wide

Hardiness Zone: 4-9

Sun Exposure: Part Shade to Full Shade

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