Aquilegia chrysantha 'Texas Yellow'

Aquilegia chrysantha 'Texas Yellow'

Granny's bonnet

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Aquilegia chrysantha 'Texas Yellow'
  • Common name: Granny's bonnet
  • Plant type: Perennial

Height: 80cm

Spread: 40cm

Flower colour:
  • Yellow
Foliage colour:
  • Green
  • Features: Flowers

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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.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, Dappled shade
  • Aspect: North facing, East facing, South facing, West facing
  • Position in border: Front
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Maintenance: Prefers rich soil
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy, Clay/heavy/moist, Chalky/alkaline, Acidic

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

  • Wildlife features: Nectar/pollen rich flowers

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

  • Effects: No toxic effects reported for this plant.

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