I live in Bovill, Idaho. Elevation is 2, 874 feet. I have Columbine plants in my front yard that are wild. I have also planted several different colors and sizes, one is at ground level and the others are tall. My question is this, once the seed pods are dry and feel like paper, and the seeds are black, if I collected them when the pods open and save until the next spring and plant in starter trays, will they grow and will they flower the same year or the next spring? Thanks.
Seed grown plants won't bloom until their second year. This article should help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/special/children/columbine-flower.htm