A row of blue and white columbine flowers.

Columbine Flowers

If you are looking for a beautiful addition to your garden, look no further than columbine flowers. The blooms of these lovely plants come in a variety of colors, and they are easy to grow and care for. In the guides below, we teach you everything you need to know about planting, cultivar selection, propagation, and how to keep your plants healthy. New to columbine flowers? Start with our 101 guide.

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.

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.

How to Grow Green ‘Chocolate Soldier’ Columbine Flowers

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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.