A bell shaped spurred flower above a mound of clover like leaves, is native, deer resistant, and highly attractive to pollinators. Sun or light shade, will self seed so that you may spread the joy. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Columbine is an herbaceous perennial with an upright spreading habit of growth. Once established, columbine plants are drought-tolerant perennials. This makes them perfect for rock gardens or woodland gardens. Their attractive foliage suits them to use as edging plants. They have also frequently been used in cottage gardens.
Partial shade is the standard recommendation for columbine plants (they can stand more sun here in the North). Grow them in the well-drained ground, and try to mix some compost into the soil