Columbines are well known as garden plants and as wildflowers in many parts of the world. They are graceful, with distinctive flowers that usually bear conspicuous nectar spurs. In gardens and in the wild, columbines are remarkable for their diversity in flower color and shape.
Photo by Miki James
Cultivation: Small to medium-sized perennial for USDA hardiness zones 4 to 9. Grows best in partial to full sun with moderate moisture.
Size: Reaches 18" to 3' (46 cm to 90 cm) tall with a spread of 18" to 2' (46 cm to 60 cm).
Flowering: Blooms from mid-spring through early summer.
Propagation methods: division, seeds.