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AQUILEGIA chrysantha 'Texas Gold'

Image of Aquilegia chrysantha var. hinckleyana 'Texas Gold'

Family

Ranunculaceae

Botanical Name

AQUILEGIA chrysantha var. hinckleyana 'Texas Gold'

Plant Common Name

Hinckley's Golden Columbine, Texas Gold Columbine

Special Notice

This entry has yet to be reviewed and approved by L2G editors.

General Description

The hinckleyana variety of golden columbine is indigenous to the Big Bend area of Texas. In the spring, 'Texas Gold' comes alive with fragrant and showy cup-like golden yellow flowers with long, curving spurs. If deadheaded, it will rebloom throughout the summer. Its ferny bright green mound of foliage will stay attractive all season if kept evenly moist in well-drained soils and shaded from the hot sun. Golden columbine reseeds freely and will cross-pollinate with other columbines, so variations in flowers may occur. 'Texas Gold' is a heat tolerant columbine and an essential plant for the butterfly/hummingbird or rock garden, it also makes a nice cutflower.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    8 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    3 - 8

  • Sunset Zone

    1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

  • Plant Type

    Perennial

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Partial Sun, Partial Shade

  • Height

    0'-0' / 0.0m - 0.0m (2)

  • Width

    0'-0' / 0.0m - 0.0m (2)

  • Bloom Time

    Spring, Late Spring, Early Summer

  • Native To

    Southwestern United States, Texas, Mexico

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Neutral, Alkaline

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Loam, Sand

  • Growth Rate

    Medium

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Clump-Forming

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    Yellow, Gold

  • Fruit Color

    Green, Sandy Brown

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Yellow, Green

  • Fragrant Flowers

    Yes

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single

  • Repeat Bloomer

    No

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    No

  • Foliage Texture

    Medium

  • Foliage Sheen

    Matte

  • Evergreen

    No

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Alpine, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall, Wildflower

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Hummingbirds, Butterflies

  • Self-Sowing

    Yes