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Aquilegia chrysantha

Aquilegia chrysantha
A. chrysantha var. hinckleyana
Aquilegia chrysantha
Bushy growth on the shady-location plant in Texas

Common name columbine
Family ranunculaceae
Life cycle perennial (Z3-9)
Flowers yellow
Size 2-3'
Light sun-part shade
Cultural notes well-drained soil, not too dry

Typical columbine, with soft-yellow flowers. The variety hinckleyana is native to Texas, where it grows in shady areas with moist soil, blooming in spring and reportedly self-seeding generously. I set our two plants in different ends of our foundation border on the north side of the house; both get shade most of the day, but one gets more sun than the other; that one decided to (very tentatively) bloom its first spring in our garden, but stayed small the rest of the season. I didn't notice flowers on the shadier one, but it looked decidedly happier by late summer

In our garden, this plant grows in the following areas: foundation border, right-fence nursery area

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from '08 trade. Baggy 65F (40%G, 13-26d)
  2. Seed for v. hinckleyana from '21 garden. Baggy 70F (62%G, 12-50d)

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