Delphinium 'Langdon's Orpheus'

Delphinium - Delphinium  'Langdon's Orpheus'

Common Name: Delphinium
Genus: Delphinium
Cultivar: 'Langdon's Orpheus'

Category: Perennials
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Makes good cut flowers

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 1.70 m (170 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 0.40 m (40 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Blue, Purple, White
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: June & July

Soil Type: Normal/Loam
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

A fantastic vigourous delphinium whose towering spikes of purple flowers have iridiscent flecks of electric blue that catch the light and white eyes. Plant in bold clumps to add a touch of magic to a cottage-garden scheme or towards the back of a well-drained sunny border where they will add height and bold splashes of colour. They make excellent cut flowers. Further flowering in the autumn may be encouraged by cutting back after flowering.

  • Garden care: Protect young foliage against slug and snail damage in spring. Stake with bamboo canes in mid-spring before the flowers appear. 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 side-shoot to encourage repeat flowering. At the end of autumn cut back and compost the faded flower stems.

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