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Aquilegia chrysantha ~ Golden Columbine, Southwestern Columbine, Yellow Columbine

Aquilegia chrysantha is comes from the Southwestern part of the US and Mexico. The Golden Columbine grows along seeps in shaded desert canyons. Aquilegia chrysantha 1.5-4 feet tall. Aquilegia chrysantha is primarily pollinated by long tongued hawk moths and sphinx moths, but bees, hummingbirds, and butterflies also contribute. Aquilegia chrysantha has a light fragrance that is likely stronger at night when the moths fly. Aquilegia chrysantha produces it deep nectaried yellow flowers in the Spring. Aquilegia chrysantha is not too picky about soil but requires moisture, shade and decent drainage. Aquilegia chrysantha is a parent for a number of cultivars with deep nectaries like these.

Aquilegia chrysantha, Golden Columbine

Flowers and foliage of Aquilegia chrysantha the Golden Columbine, also called Southwestern Columbine or Yellow Columbine. High resolution photos are part of our garden image collection.