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Kirigami™ Yellow Columbine

Aquilegia caerulea 'Kirigami Yellow'

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Kirigami Yellow Columbine (Aquilegia caerulea 'Kirigami Yellow') at Valley View Farms

Kirigami™ Yellow Columbine flowers

Kirigami™ Yellow Columbine flowers

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Kirigami Yellow Columbine (Aquilegia caerulea 'Kirigami Yellow') at Valley View Farms

Kirigami™ Yellow Columbine in bloom

Kirigami™ Yellow Columbine in bloom

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Plant Height:  18 inches

Flower Height:  24 inches

Spread:  18 inches

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  4a

Other Names:  Wild Columbine, Granny's Bonnet

Brand:  Syngenta Flowers


Showy, upward facing pale yellow flowers with long, graceful spurs rise above bushy, deep cut foliage; a great long lasting cut flower; good for naturalizing partially shaded areas, and is also deer resistant

Ornamental Features

Kirigami™ Yellow Columbine features bold nodding yellow bell-shaped flowers at the ends of the stems from mid spring to early summer. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its deeply cut ferny compound leaves remain green in color throughout the season.

Landscape Attributes

Kirigami™ Yellow Columbine is an herbaceous perennial with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other garden plants with less refined foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and should be cut back in late fall in preparation for winter. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

  • Insects

Kirigami™ Yellow Columbine is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Rock/Alpine Gardens
  • Border Edging
  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover
  • Naturalizing And Woodland Gardens
  • Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Kirigami™ Yellow Columbine will grow to be about 18 inches tall at maturity extending to 24 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 18 inches. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 6 years. As an herbaceous perennial, this plant will usually die back to the crown each winter, and will regrow from the base each spring. Be careful not to disturb the crown in late winter when it may not be readily seen!

This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

Kirigami™ Yellow Columbine is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. With its upright habit of growth, it is best suited for use as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the center of the pot, surrounded by smaller plants and those that spill over the edges. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Massing  Rock  Edging  Garden  Groundcover  Naturalizing  Container 
Flowers  Texture 
Ornamental Features
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