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Aquilegia 'Yellow Star' (Star Series) (Columbine 'Yellow Star')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.75m
Max height
0.3m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name

Aquilegia 'Yellow Star' (Star Series)

Other names

Monk's head lily 'Yellow Star', Granny's bonnet 'Yellow Star', Columbine 'Yellow Star', Grannies bonnet 'Yellow Star', Columbine 'Yellow Star', Aquilegia chrysantha 'Yellow Star'

Genus

Aquilegia Aquilegia

Variety or Cultivar

'Yellow Star' _ 'Yellow Star' is a compact, upright, clump-forming, herbaceous perennial with deeply-divided, mid- to grey-green leaves and slender, upright stems bearing outward-facing, spurred, yellow flowers from late spring into summer.


Aquilegia 'Yellow Star' (Star Series) is: Deciduous

Habit

Upright, Erect flower stem, Clump-forming

Toxicity

May cause stomach irritation if ingested.

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Yellow in Spring; Yellow in Summer

Foliage

Grey-green in Spring; Grey-green in Summer; Grey-green in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

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

Downy mildew , Powdery mildew Downy mildew , Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning

Deadhead 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

Seed, Division


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Where to grow

Aquilegia 'Yellow Star' (Star Series) (Columbine 'Yellow Star') will reach a height of 0.75m and a spread of 0.3m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Flower Arranging, Cottage/Informal, Bees (attract & feed bees), Beds and borders, Low Maintenance, Rock, Wildlife, Woodland

Cultivation

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

Soil type

Sandy, Loamy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

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

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

We do not currently have companion plants added for this plant.

Botanical name

Aquilegia 'Yellow Star' (Star Series)

Other names

Monk's head lily 'Yellow Star', Granny's bonnet 'Yellow Star', Columbine 'Yellow Star', Grannies bonnet 'Yellow Star', Columbine 'Yellow Star', Aquilegia chrysantha 'Yellow Star'

Genus

Aquilegia Aquilegia

Variety or Cultivar

'Yellow Star' _ 'Yellow Star' is a compact, upright, clump-forming, herbaceous perennial with deeply-divided, mid- to grey-green leaves and slender, upright stems bearing outward-facing, spurred, yellow flowers from late spring into summer.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Upright, Erect flower stem, Clump-forming

Toxicity

May cause stomach irritation if ingested.

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Yellow in Spring; Yellow in Summer

Foliage

Grey-green in Spring; Grey-green in Summer; Grey-green in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Leaf-mining sawflies , Aphids , Caterpillars

Specific diseases

Downy mildew , Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning

Deadhead 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

Seed, Division


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Aquilegia 'Yellow Star' (Star Series) (Columbine 'Yellow Star') will reach a height of 0.75m and a spread of 0.3m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Flower Arranging, Cottage/Informal, Bees (attract & feed bees), Beds and borders, Low Maintenance, Rock, Wildlife, Woodland

Cultivation

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

Soil type

Sandy, Loamy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

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

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

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

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Aquilegia 'Yellow Star' (Star Series) (Columbine 'Yellow Star')

Common pest name

; Aquilegia downy mildew

Scientific pest name

Aquilegia downy mildew

Type

Oomycete

Current status in UK

Present (Widespread)

Likelihood to spread in UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

5

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

4

General biosecurity comments

Established pest of a widely grown ornamental in the UK. Potential for economic and social impacts unless resistant varieties are developed. Statutory action unlikely to prevent further spread.

About this section

Our plants are under greater threat than ever before. There is increasing movement of plants and other material traded from an increasing variety of sources. This increases the chances of exotic pests arriving with imported goods and travellers, as well as by natural means. Shoot is working with Defra to help members to do their part in preventing the introduction and spread of invasive risks.

Traveling or importing plants? Please read "Don't risk it" advice here

Suspected outbreak? Click here for contact details to report to the relevant authority.

Date updated: 7th March 2019 For more information visit: https://planthealthportal.defra.gov.uk/

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