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Golden Columbine, Golden-Spurred Columbine


This is a large long-lived perennial. It has very showy yellow, irregular spurred flowers that tower above the foliage. The plant is both mildew resistant and robust, reaching to 2-3 feet tall with the flowers to 4 feet.

Aquilegia chrysantha

Leaf Characteristics

Leaf notes : Undersides of leaflets are densely covered with soft hairs.

Leaf texture : Fern-like

Leaf color : Mid-green

Flower Characteristics

Flower notes : Upright, clear yellow flowers with slender, hooked spurs 2- 21/2" long.

Flower fragrance : Yes

Flower color : Yellow

Plant Anatomy

Foliage growth cycle : n/a

Average size maturity width : 1-2 ft.

Average size maturity height : 3-4 ft.

Growth rate : Vigorous

Cultural Information

USDA Zone : -40 to -35 F (Z3a)

Sunset zone : 1-24

Water requirements : Regular

Light exposure : Partial Sun

Landscape Attributes

Attractive bark :Yes

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