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Yellow Mountain Columbine

Scientific name

Aquilegia flavescens


The Yellow Mountain Columbine is a perennial wildflower species that typically grows about 50 cm in height. The leaves are green, alternately arranged, mostly basal, delicate, and grow in 2-3 lobes. The flowers are showy, creamy yellow coloured, nodding, appear on a long single stem, and bloom between June and August. The flowers are attractive to pollinator species like bees, hummingbirds, and butterflies.

Planting conditions

Yellow Mountain Columbine grows best in moist to normal conditions with partial sun exposure. It prefers to grow in well-drained rocky soil type with normal pH level. It is tolerant of high elevation slopes and rocky soil. It is tolerant of full sun and dry soil but young plants should be watered occasionally until established. This wildflower can be found naturally in wet mountain meadows, open forests, and rocky slopes.


  • Plant height:
    • Max 1.5m
    • Max 2m
    • Max 3m
    • Any
  • Moisture level:
    • Dry
    • Normal
    • Moist
    • Drought Tolerant
  • Light conditions:
    • Partial sun
  • Soil type:
    • Sandy
    • Loamy
    • Rocky
  • pH:
    • Normal
  • Depth:
    • Wildflower
  • Eco Zone:
    • 3a
    • 3b
    • 4a
    • 4b
    • 5a
    • 5b
  • Plant type:
    • Wildflower
  • Height:
    • 50 cm
  • Spread:
    • 50 cm