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  • columbine 'Yellow Queen'
  • Eventual height: 0.8m
  • Eventual spread: 0.6m

Aquilegia chrysantha 'Yellow Queen'

columbine 'Yellow Queen'

RHS award of garden merit Perfect for pollinators RHS endorsed product
approx 150 seeds £3.10
approx 150 seeds £3.10
  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: fertile, moist, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: June-August
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Bright lemon yellow, upward-facing flowers with long spurs that flare out behind appear in early summer on tall stems above clumps of ferny bluish-green foliage. The flowers are good for cutting, are fragrant, and attract butterflies. This is a short-lived but easy-to-grow perennial that will self-seed freely.
    Winner of an Royal Horticultural Society, Award of Garden Merit for reliability and good performance.
    Part of the seed range produced by Mr Fothergill’s Seeds in partnership with the RHS.

  • Garden care: Sow seeds in containers in a cold frame as soon as ripe or in spring, but they may be different to the parent plant. Best to leave to naturalise as they dislike root disturbance, but large clumps can be lifted and divided in early spring. Contact with the sap may cause irritation.

  • Sow: February-June

  • Flowering: June-August

  • Approximate quantity: 150 seeds.