A compact selection of an Eastern North American native wildflower, ideal for edging along woodland pathways, or growing near the front of a border. This makes a low mound of lacy, fern-like leaves, bearing sprays of small orange-red flowers with a yellow centre. Performs well in sun, in bright dappled shade or part day sun. Since Columbines are relatively short lived, allow some of the plants to go to seed and self sow. Leaf miners or sawfly may disfigure the leaves around flowering time. Simply trim off the ugly foliage and the plants will grow fresh leaves. Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds.