Incorporating plants native to your climate means less water, less maintenance, and more wildlife. Here are our top picks around the West
Native to: Rockies
Lacy foliage and beautifully poised flowers in exquisite pastels, deeper shades, and white give columbines a fairylike, woodland-glen quality. Grows to 1 1/2–3 ft. high, 2 ft. wide. Blue and white flowers are erect, 2 in. or more across, with straight or spreading spurs to 2 in. long. Plants are not fussy about soil as long as it is well drained.