Columbine make attractive additions to wildflower gardens. They can tolerate a wide range of soils and growing conditions. Their tolerance of shallow and rocky soils make them popular choices for hillsides for erosion control and groundcover. They will self-seed and spread rapidly. Spent flowers should be removed to allow for more blooms to occur. Cut the foliage to the ground in late spring to make way for new spring growth.
There are rarely any disease or insect issues that threaten Columbine.