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Aquilegia chrysantha 'Texas Yellow'


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Key information

Plant type

Hardy perennial

Flower colour






Skill level


Aquilegia Texas Yellow'

Plant details

Aquilegias are charming, old-fashioned cottage garden plants with bonnet-shaped flowers, often two-tone and with long graceful spurs. Flowering in early summer, they fill the seasonal gap between the last of the spring bulbs and the first of the summer flowers. Self-sown aquilegias look wonderful naturalised amongst shrubs and roses.

Aquilegia 'Texas Yellow' creates a big statement in a border. Its tall stalks carry an abundance of outward-facing, large, bright lemon-yellow flowers with long spurs. It's ideal for growing in ornamental borders, particularly in cottage-garden schemes, where it thrives in sun or partial shade. 

Aquilegia 'Texas Yellow' makes an excellent cut flower.

Family: Ranunculaceae

Genus: Aquilegia

Species: chrysantha

Cultivar: Texas Yellow

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: Yellow

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Acidic, Chalky/alkaline, Dry, Moist, Sandy

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 80cm

Spread: 40cm

Flowering period: March to May

Reader reviews


I am at a loss to the fact that the yellow Aquilegia seems to have a pink vabascum type flower at the top of the page, or I have gone colour blind over night, not really useful at all good job I know what the flower should look like.


The flower in the picture is definitely a Lavatera or Malva.

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