Columbines, a native wildflower, are fairly adaptable perennials but do best when grown in moist, rich, well-drained soil. The blooms are eye-catching bell-shaped blooms that may be a variety of colors; often there are contrasting colors on the same bloom. Columbines attract hummingbirds and are excellent in rock gardens. The foliage is fine in texture and contrasts well with other shade plants such as hostas and hardy ferns. Removing spent flowers will prolong the lifespan of the plant. Plants may self-seed and multiply over time. Fertilize regularly for best bloom color and foliage growth.
- Shade to Part Sun
- Plant in moist, rich, well-drained soil
- Attract hummingbirds
- Great blooming color for shade gardens