I planted columbine seeds ("Mckana's Giants" variety) this year during spring. It took a long time for the seedlings to sprout and even longer to develop leaves, so even during August they were still quite small and fit in 4" pots. Then came a drought, and I didn't keep up with the watering, so my poor columbine seedlings suffered. They lost their leaves. I began to worry and began taking a lot of care to revive them, and they did continue growing, but slowly. It wasn't until recently--October, when the weather turned really cold--that they put out new flushes of leaves. Bad time to grow, but I can't blame 'em. I took them indoors along with annuals to escape frost and snow. I know columbines are perennials, meant to stay outdoors all year and get dormant during the winter...but all those young new leaves! Is it a good idea to take them indoors and let them grow during winter? I've some good spots available. But is it harmful to their healths to skip dormancy?