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PlantFiles: Texas Gold Columbine, Hinckley's Golden Columbine
Aquilegia chrysantha var. hinckleyana

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Family: Ranunculaceae (ra-nun-kew-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Aquilegia (a-kwi-LEE-jee-a) (Info)
Species: chrysantha var. hinckleyana

Synonym:Aquilegia hinckleyana

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Category:
Perennials

Height:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:
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)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:
Light Shade

Danger:
All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
Gold (Yellow-Orange)
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Late Winter/Early Spring
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:
Herbaceous
Blue-Green

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Flowers are fragrant
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
This plant is resistant to deer
Flowers are good for cutting

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

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Profile:

1 positive
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Neutral SweetBowl On Apr 27, 2011, SweetBowl from Arlington, TX wrote:

Pretty plant and nice blooms once a year, however it spreads rapidly from seeds. If you want it to spread, great. If not, not so great.

Neutral frostweed On Nov 28, 2006, frostweed from Josephine, Arlington, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

Texas Gold Columbine, Hinckley's Golden Columbine Aquilegia hinckleyana is Endemic to Texas.

Positive htop On Jul 29, 2005, htop from San Antonio, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

Hinckley's golden columbine is an endemic Texas native plant. It can be found in its natural habit in the Trans-Pecos mountains region of Texas. It is 2 feet tall and 2 feet wide and is one of four yellow blooming columbines that are indigenous to the state. It is evergreen and clump-forming. To retain a nice shape, trim back spent foilage and seed capsules. It will sprout new foilage when cooler temperatures return in the fall The true Hinckley is noted for its bright yellowl, large blooms and short flower spurs, unlike the much longer spurs of the "Texas Gold" columbine which is not the same plant. It is a valued plant because it attracts hummingbirds and butterflies, is a great xeriscapic plant and is deer resistant.

Regional...

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

Ruston, Louisiana
Raleigh, North Carolina
Arlington, Texas
Cleburne, Texas
Fort Worth, Texas (2 reports)
Galveston, Texas
Granbury, Texas
Houston, Texas
Katy, Texas
Lewisville, Texas
Lockhart, Texas
Marion, Texas
Mc Kinney, Texas
New Caney, Texas
North Richland Hills, Texas
San Antonio, Texas
Universal City, Texas
Weatherford, Texas
Weslaco, Texas
Wichita Falls, Texas



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