35 Columbine Varieties for the Spring Garden

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Columbine is an ephemeral spring flower in the buttercup family that comes in shades of pink, purple, red, white, and stunning bicolor combinations. It has unique spurs, or elongated nectar-filled sepals, that are a favorite food source for hummingbirds. Read on to find 35 different types of columbine for your garden.

Cultivating the Chocolate Soldier: How to Grow Green Columbine Flowers

A close up horizontal image of green columbine flowers growing in the garden pictured on a soft focus background.

Columbine is a spring-blooming flower that we call an ephemeral because of its delicate quality and brief appearance in the garden. Available in a range of colors and bicolors, there are many species and cultivated varieties. One species is green columbine, commonly called chocolate soldier. Learn how to grow it here.

How to Grow and Care for Columbine Flowers

Pink and white columbine flowers with white centers.

You’ll know it’s spring when the columbine blooms. Known as “granny’s bonnet,” these dainty ladies appear early in the season, signaling the end of winter, and inviting the bees and birds to awaken. Learn about native and nonnative varieties of this delicate perennial right here on Gardener’s Path.