Aquilegia perennial plants, commonly called Columbine Plants, are hardy garden plants that grow in full to part sun. Dependable long flowering spring perennial plants, columbine is a good choice for low maintenance gardens and for new gardeners to give a try. Varied columbine flower shapes also provide an element of surprise in any garden setting. Looking to naturalize your landscape? You'll want to include several of the native wild columbine plants.