Common Name: Delphinium
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Makes good cut flowers
|Hardiness: Hardy||Height: 1.80 m (180 cm)|
|Sun/Shade: Full sun||Spread: 0.50 m (50 cm)|
|Foliage Type: Deciduous||Flower Colour: Blue|
|Foliage Colour: Green||Flowering Period: June & July|
Soil Type: Normal/Loam
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained
- Other features: all parts of the plant may cause severe discomfort if ingested; contact with the sap may cause skin irritation; excellent cut-flowers;
This tall impressive delphinium certainly makes a statement. It grows to a height of 1.8m (6ft) and displays spectacular ultramarine florets with deep dark eyes. It is certainly a very showy plant and compliments perfectly the paler blues or whites which may grow nearby.
- Garden care: Stake with bamboo canes in mid-spring. During the growing season apply a balanced liquid fertiliser every 2-3 weeks and wearing gloves cut back the faded flower stems to a flowering sideshoot. At the end of autumn cut back and compost the faded flower-stems
Delphinium Black Knight Group
Delphinium Pacific Hybrids
Delphinium 'Langdon's Orpheus'