Woo hoo! This is truly a cool “must have” Columbine for my garden & yours! Light up your shade with its neat-o gold & green marbled foliage or use it for contrast against darker foliaged plants. And when it blooms what do you get? Totally pretty deep purple pendulous “Granny bonnet” flowers. Along our foggy coast you can grow your Columbines in sun or shade. If your soil is rich & you don’t let it dry out you won’t get any leaf miners. Cut back foliage to the ground whenever it looks shabby & fresh leaves pop right out, keeping a nice look year-round.