I know..we're not in Colorado, but I just couldn't help myself. I really had to buy this Original Blue Columbine. It was too beautiful to pass up. I have only had Texas Gold Columbines in the past (which are now gone thanks to a new patio!). I know these blue are better suited to Colorado--but that's exactly why I had to buy it! We love the Rockies...and this flower reminds me of our favorite campsite high up in the mountains. Sometimes flowers seem to call us.."take me home"...so this Colorado State Flower has a Texas home now. Hope it knows about our Texas summers!