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PlantFiles: Columbine
Aquilegia x caerulea 'Origami Yellow'

Family: Ranunculaceae (ra-nun-kew-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Aquilegia (a-kwi-LEE-jee-a) (Info)
Species: x caerulea
Cultivar: Origami Yellow
Additional cultivar information: (Origami series)

3 members have or want this plant for trade.


12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)
USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)
USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Seed is poisonous if ingested
Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
Pale Yellow
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer


Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
From leaf cuttings
From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse
From seed; stratify if sowing indoors

Seed Collecting:
Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed
Collect seedhead/pod when flowers fade; allow to dry
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive ms_greenjeans On Jun 13, 2013, ms_greenjeans from Hopkins, MN (Zone 4a) wrote:

This variety changed my mind about columbine (I was a lukewarm fan) and about the color yellow in my garden. It is absolutely stunning with large, long-lasting very soft pale yellow flowers. It reblooms for me as well, although no other columbine that I have does so.

Positive love0gardening On May 8, 2009, love0gardening from West Milford, NJ (Zone 6a) wrote:

I grew these from seed last year. Some bloomed the first year, but they are all blooming this year. Really beautiful flowers with a pale yellow outer petals and yellow interior.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Lewiston, Idaho
Des Plaines, Illinois
Decorah, Iowa
, Manitoba
Ellicott City, Maryland
Yarmouth Port, Massachusetts
Hopkins, Minnesota
West Milford, New Jersey
Lima, Ohio
Irving, Texas
Charlottesville, Virginia
Seattle, Washington

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