John, I'm just a bit north of you, in Maryland. I had to plant several columbines, so several could be blooming at once before I started getting tiny columbine seedlings. And I have to be oh so careful not to root them out when I'm weeding. They'll stay very small the first year, and even then never seem to get very big here even when finally blooming. I like having them, though, and I like the array of colors. They'll never pose a problem as weeds here as far as I can see, and I've been growing them for about 35 years. I just let them stay wherever they decide to germinate. The same is true for the digitalis. they are picky about where they germinate, so I think it's best not to move them.
I have a red hot poker blooming for the first time. I had planted it three years ago, and thought I had lost it. I also have my first blooms of Crocosmia Lucifer from bulbs planted 3 years ago. These are all blooming along with the daylilies, balloon flower, gaillardia, dark purple salvia, lemon thyme, and verbena bonariensis. The deer did eat off some of the daylily buds, but thankfully have left some for me this year.