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Aquilegia vulgaris ‘Mellow Yellow’
Aquilegia vulgaris ‘Mellow Yellow’
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Aquilegia vulgaris ‘Mellow Yellow’

Granny’s Bonnet Columbine

USDA Zone: 2-9

Plant number: 1.050.210

Columbines have been grown in gardens for centuries, and are among the most popular of perennials. This unusual selection features lacy foliage of a glowing chartreuse to golden yellow, with taller stems producing delicate small white flowers. The leaves look almost fern-like and are a gorgeous accent beside bolder plants such as blue-leaved Hostas. Since Columbines are relatively short lived, allow some of the plants to go to seed and self sow. Leaf miners or sawfly may disfigure leaves around flowering time. Simply trim off the ugly foliage to rejuvenate.

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Aquilegia vulgaris ‘Mellow Yellow’

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun or
  Partial Shade
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
  Average or
Care Level
Flower Colour
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Late Spring
Foliage Color
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Attracts Butterflies
  Attracts Hummingbirds
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Rabbit Resistant
   60-90 cm
   23-35 inches
   30-45 cm
   12-18 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate