im in the process of adding beneficial/ medicinal flowers and herbs around my fruit tress/ bushes. i may have to add this one as well. just planted some seedling betony and red welsh onion. my eygptian onions i planted last fall are already big and green.lemon balm came back and georgia fire garlic is up and growing.
I spent quite a bit of money buying several potted columbines over the years. I love the shape and the colors of it. It does not like my yard (poor soil). It disappeared the year after I planted it and never comes back.
After several trials, I gave up on columbine. I have many other perennials growing well in my yard.
I understand well. I even brought back seeds from the Chelsea Flower Show in London, not one seed took. Then in one of my back shade gardens in Newport, one summer a red and yellow wild columbine started growing and never stopped. They grow in poor soil too.
planted lavender bergamot, betony, purple coneflower and red welsh oinion out around my trees and bushes. grew them indoors 1st. got them in just before the rain last night. all my madicinals, and flowers i put in last year all came back and growing like crazy.