Please tell us where you are located and what the conditions are where the plant would be. Columbine is a shade to part shade plant. Is that what you are looking for? Do you know anything about what your soil is like -- clay vs sandy, acidity, etc?
I planted a columbine in almost full sun and I can't believe it's still hanging on... I have been watering it a lot though, I don't think it's going to last but I thought I would at least give it a shot.
This is the kind of thing that makes me crazy. Someone writes in asking for plant recommendations, giving next to no information. I ask a couple basic questions to be able to help (where are you located, are you looking for shade plants) and they never come back. Why bother to come and post the question in the first place?
I think it is an instant gratification thing. They posted on a Fri evening and didn't get a response until Sun AM (I usually do my best to make sure everyone gets a response quicker than that, but I was on vacation). And then when they did get a response, it wasn't an immediate quick and easy, grow this, answer.