Hybrid Columbine 'Dragonfly Mix'


Family: Ranunculaceae (ra-nun-kew-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Aquilegia (a-kwi-LEE-jee-a) (Info)
Cultivar: Dragonfly Mix



Foliage Color:

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Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

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18-24 in. (45-60 cm)


12-15 in. (30-38 cm)


USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade


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Bloom Color:



Bright Yellow

Medium Blue

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer


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Other details:

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Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse

From seed; stratify if sowing indoors

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Anchorage, Alaska

Ketchikan, Alaska

Elk Grove, California

Sacramento, California

San Diego, California

Winsted, Connecticut

Hebron, Kentucky

Isle, Minnesota

Omaha, Nebraska

Bayville, New Jersey

Dayton, Ohio

Lebanon, Ohio

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Apr 17, 2014, selvahombre from San Diego, CA wrote:

If there's a better strain of columbine please let me know. I grow it as an annual in Southern California. It has a profusion of different beautiful blooms. Grows well in sun or even pretty deep shade. I plant columbine every winter, but I will definitely seek out this strain as it is the most impressive I have ever seen


On Mar 19, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

NOTE: This is actually a series- not a mix- called 'Dragonfly Hybrids'.

AQUILEGIA DRAGONFLY HYBRIDS-Columbine-Plant 14"-16" apart. zone 3-8 Flowers form a delicate star of outer petals surrounding an inner ring with yellow centers. Long spurs project out behind blossoms. Graceful, blue-green foliage. A wealth of flowers in sun or shade. Med.24". Extra large flowers in bold colors of rose, blue, yellow, white, pink, and crimson.
General Information:
We offer many forms of this wonderful flower. Some flowers form a delicate star of outer petals surrounding an inner ring with yellow centers - some have long spurs that project out behind the blossoms - others are spur-less with double blossoms. All are graceful, with blue-green foliage, at home in formal or cottag... read more