Graceful, compact plant prefers a cool, moist, well-drained soil. The large, brightly colored spurred flowers bloom from late spring to summer above mounds of fern-like, mid-green leaves. These beautiful, often bi-colored columbines are perfect for the middle of a sunny, moisture retentive border. They attract butterflies and bees. These widely flared flowers come in a mixture of bright colors that includes red, purple, yellow, gold and white. The overall effect is very bright and colorful. Columbine is also a great choice for rock gardens, naturalizing and they make beautiful accent in a bouquet of cut flowers or arrangements.