Aquilegia chrysantha 'Yellow Queen'

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Buy Aquilegia chrysantha 'Yellow Queen' granny's bonnet: Elegant lemon yellow flowers

  • 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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Notes on Aquilegia chrysantha 'Yellow Queen'

"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"

head turner/dainty

5

I bought one of these plants a few years ago and since then they have spread and I have divided them and planted in most parts of my garden. During this time they have been much admired by friends and family so I have bought more plants for presents and harvested seeds from mine. The plants are so dainty and my favorite are those that I have put in containers and put in the sun on my patio.

The Gnome

Cambridgeshire

Yes

highly reccommended

5

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.

The Gnome

CAMBRIDGESHIRE

Yes

Really gorgeous - buy this.

5

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.

happy gardener

Oxford

Yes

STUNNING

5

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.

The Gnome

CAMBRIDGESHIRE

Yes

Aquilegia chrysantha'Yellow Queen'

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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

Kate Olivia Higginbottom

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

Kate Olivia Higginbottom

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

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