Columbine, Yellow Details

Columbine, Yellow

  • Botanical Name: Aquilegia spp. (chrysantha, chaplinei, hinkleyana, and longissima)
  • Plant Type: Perennial
  • Light Requirement: Partial Shade, Full Shade
  • Water Demand: Low, Medium
  • Landscape Use: Container, Deer Resistant
  • Ornamental Value: Yellow
  • Native/Adapted: Native
  • Wildlife Value: Birds (specifically Hummingbirds), Butterflies (nectar source)
  • Season: Spring, Summer
  • Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
  • Plant Form: Spreading
  • Plant Spread: 1.5'
  • Plant Height: 2'


Species for Texas: chrysantha, chaplinei, hinkleyana, and longissima. Excellent in dry woodland gardens. Some water is required to prevent summer dormancy, but overwatering will cause crown rot.

Perennial Care Guide

Columbine, Yellow Photos