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Aquilegia chrysantha 'Yellow Queen' (Columbine 'Yellow Queen' )

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.6m
Max height
0.6m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name

Aquilegia chrysantha 'Yellow Queen'

Other names

Columbine 'Yellow Queen' , Granny's bonnet 'Yellow Queen'

Genus

Aquilegia Aquilegia

Variety or Cultivar

'Yellow Queen' _ 'Yellow Queen' is a clump-forming herbaceous perennial with divided foliage. From late spring to early summer, it bears fragrant, nodding, pale lemon flowers.


Aquilegia chrysantha 'Yellow Queen' is: Deciduous

Fragrance

Flowers are fragrant

Habit

Clump-forming, Upright

Toxicity

Eating can cause stomach irritation.

Flower

Pale-yellow in Spring; Pale-yellow in Summer

Foliage

Green in Spring; Green in Summer

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Leaf-mining sawflies , Caterpillars Aphids , Leaf-mining sawflies , Caterpillars

Powdery mildew Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning

Cut back stems after flowering. Cut down leaves in autumn, or earlier if affected by fungal diseases.

Propagation

Sowing from seed is the preferred propagation method. Aquilegia hybridises freely in the garden so plants grown from garden-collected seed may not come true to type. Divide and replant roots in spring. Resents disturbance so may take some time to recover

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


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Where to grow

Aquilegia chrysantha 'Yellow Queen' (Columbine 'Yellow Queen' ) will reach a height of 0.6m and a spread of 0.6m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, City, Cottage/Informal, Low Maintenance, Underplanting, Woodland

Cultivation

Grow in fertile, moist but well-drained, soil. Likes full sun or partial shade.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Aquilegia chrysantha 'Yellow Queen'

Other names

Columbine 'Yellow Queen' , Granny's bonnet 'Yellow Queen'

Genus

Aquilegia Aquilegia

Variety or Cultivar

'Yellow Queen' _ 'Yellow Queen' is a clump-forming herbaceous perennial with divided foliage. From late spring to early summer, it bears fragrant, nodding, pale lemon flowers.

Foliage

Deciduous

Fragrance

Flowers are fragrant

Habit

Clump-forming, Upright

Toxicity

Eating can cause stomach irritation.


Colour

Flower

Pale-yellow in Spring; Pale-yellow in Summer

Foliage

Green in Spring; Green in Summer


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Leaf-mining sawflies , Caterpillars

Specific diseases

Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning

Cut back stems after flowering. Cut down leaves in autumn, or earlier if affected by fungal diseases.

Propagation

Sowing from seed is the preferred propagation method. Aquilegia hybridises freely in the garden so plants grown from garden-collected seed may not come true to type. Divide and replant roots in spring. Resents disturbance so may take some time to recover

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Aquilegia chrysantha 'Yellow Queen' (Columbine 'Yellow Queen' ) will reach a height of 0.6m and a spread of 0.6m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, City, Cottage/Informal, Low Maintenance, Underplanting, Woodland

Cultivation

Grow in fertile, moist but well-drained, soil. Likes full sun or partial shade.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 10, Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4, Zone 3

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