The Texas Gold Columbine has the distinction of having a Texas Superstar rating by Texas A&M University’s state-wide agricultural test program. This lovely old flower has commonly been called Granny’s Bonnet.
Though it is native to the Big Bend area, we can now enjoy this beautiful flower across our state. The Texas Gold variety can tolerate our hot weather if planted in filtered shade.
Large yellow blooms appear in April, and these golden blossoms create a bouquet in your garden. The dainty leaves are a vibrant green. And this variety re-seeds freely.
With proper care, the Texas Gold Columbine will repay you with golden beauty. Happy gardening.
Y. Rockett, former Smith County Master Gardener
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service