Aquilegia chrysantha 'Yellow Queen'

Aquilegia chrysantha 'Yellow Queen'

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<ul><li><b>Position:</b> full sun or partial shade<li><b>Soil:</b> fertile, moist, well-drained soil<li><b>Rate of growth: </b> average<li><b>Flowering period: </b> May-June<li><b>Hardiness: </b> fully hardy<br><br>Bright lemon yellow, upward-facing flowers with long spurs that flare out behind appear in early summer on tall stems above clumps of ferny bluish-green foliage. The flowers are good for cutting, are fragrant, and attract butterflies. This is a short-lived but easy-to-grow perennial that will self-seed freely.<br><br><li><b>Garden care:</b> Sow seeds in containers in a cold frame as soon as ripe or in spring, but they may be different to the parent plant. Best to leave to naturalise as they dislike root disturbance, but large clumps can be lifted and divided in early spring.</li></ul>

  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: fertile, moist, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: May-June
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Bright lemon yellow, upward-facing flowers with long spurs that flare out behind appear in early summer on tall stems above clumps of ferny bluish-green foliage. The flowers are good for cutting, are fragrant, and attract butterflies. This is a short-lived but easy-to-grow perennial that will self-seed freely.

  • Garden care: Sow seeds in containers in a cold frame as soon as ripe or in spring, but they may be different to the parent plant. Best to leave to naturalise as they dislike root disturbance, but large clumps can be lifted and divided in early spring.

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"This later-flowering lemon, will-o'-the-wisp aquilegia, has swept-back spurs and fragrance - find it a warm sheltered position where it gets afternoon sun so that the fragrance travels"

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  • Attractive (3)
  • Hardy (3)
  • Healthy (3)
  • Versatile (3)

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5.0

highly reccommended

By The Gnome

from CAMBRIDGESHIRE

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Pros

  • Accurate Instructions
  • Attractive
  • Fragrant
  • Hardy
  • Healthy
  • Lightweight
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Garden
    • Outdoors
    • Patio

    Comments about Aquilegia chrysantha 'Yellow Queen':

    Arrived in great condition. Can easily be planted direct into the soil but is really a stunner when planted in a container either on it's own or with a companion and put on the patio. Lasts all summer long and has a slight fragrance. Although it is called hardy, treat as semi hardy. Well worth growing.

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    5.0

    Really gorgeous - buy this.

    By happy gardener

    from Oxford

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    Pros

    • Accurate Instructions
    • Attractive
    • Hardy
    • Healthy
    • Versatile
    • Very Long Flowering

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Garden

      Comments about Aquilegia chrysantha 'Yellow Queen':

      The prettiest aquilegia I have ever grown. The flowers are large, plentiful and a pale lemon yellow that doesn't clash with pink and looks fab with purple. It flowered for ages. Quite tall with very pretty blue/green leaves.

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      5.0

      STUNNING

      By The Gnome

      from CAMBRIDGESHIRE

      Pros

      • Accurate Instructions
      • Attractive
      • Hardy
      • Healthy
      • Lightweight
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Garden
        • Patio

        Comments about Crocus Aquilegia chrysantha'Yellow Queen':

        This plant is stunning when it flowers. It works well either on it's own (in a container on the patio) or where it can be seen easily in a border. The soft yellow of the flowers along with the mid green of the leaves is very eye catching and the flowers just keep on multiplying.

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          Growing plants for a wedding

          Dear Crocus, I am a very happy customer ..... I love your site, plants and service. I learnt about you first from Arabella Lennox-Boyd. But now I am writing for some advice please. My sister is getting married in Oxfordshire on the last weekend of May. I would love to grow the flowers for the wedding. I have a big garden with empty beds and a green house at my disposal. Could you give me some advice on types of cut flowers that would be in bloom at the end of May? Some pointers as a place to start my research and buying would be fantastic. Thank you very much, Best wishes, Kate
          Asked on 8/1/2010 by Kate Olivia Higginbottom

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          • A:

            Hello Kate, It will be a little hit and miss as a lot will depend on the weather, but the following plants should be in flower around that time. Choisya ternata
            http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/shrubs/choisya-ternata-/classid.825/
            Osmanthus x burkwoodii
            http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/shrubs/osmanthus-%C3%97-burkwoodii-/classid.4171/
            Syringa http://www.crocus.co.uk/search/_/search.syringa/
            Viburnum x carlcephalum
            http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/shrubs/viburnum-%C3%97-carlcephalum-/classid.4460/
            Convallaria majalis
            http://www.crocus.co.uk/search/_/search.convallaria/ Iris
            http://www.crocus.co.uk/search/_/search.iris/ Paeonia
            http://www.crocus.co.uk/search/_/search.paeonia/ Euphorbia palustris
            http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/perennials/euphorbia-palustris-/classid.2794/
            Aquilegia http://www.crocus.co.uk/search/_/search.aquilegia/
            Ceanothus Skylark
            http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/shrubs/ceanothus-thyrsiflorus-skylark/classid.728/
            and if we have a hot start to the summer a couple of roses or some of the earlier lavenders may have started too. I hope this gives you lots of ideas. Helen Plant Doctor

            Answered on 8/1/2010 by Kate Olivia Higginbottom
          • A:

            Thank you so much Helen - amazing! I'll send you photos of the finished results. Best wishes and thanks again, Kate

            Answered on 8/1/2010 by Crocus Helpdesk
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