Rocky Mountain Columbine
Rocky Mountain Blue Columbine
The Colorado State Flower! White and Blue with Gold anthers, to see this in its natural habitat is a wondrous moment. Absolutely gorgeous! Columbine can grow in partial sun but prefers dappled light. I often see it under Aspens and in mixed forests.
It likes cool temps and somewhat moist soil. Deer love this plant above all I think so plant it in a protected spot. It forms beautiful clumps of soft leaves with these wonderful flowers rising to 30". Very hardy.
Plant in fall or moist stratify for 60 days. Barely cover the seed.