Columbine Hands-down one of the most graceful perennials, columbine offers wonderful flowers in shades of red, pink, violet, blue, and white. Most have fan-shape foliage that looks ornamental even when not in bloom. Plant Name: Aquilegia selections Growing Conditions: Part shade and moist, well-drained soil Size: From 6 to 36 inches tall and 6 to 24 inches wide, depending on type Zones: Zones 3-9, depending on type
Forget-me-not. A legend about the origin of the name forget-me-not is as follows. Once a medieval knight and his lady-love were walking beside a river. The knight held a bouquet in his hands. Because of the weight of the armor, he fell into the water. According to the legend, he threw the bouquet at her shouting forget-me-not.