Delphinium

Delphinium 'Tiddles'

Delphinium - Delphinium  'Tiddles'

Common Name: Delphinium
Genus: Delphinium
Cultivar: 'Tiddles'

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

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 1.50 m (150 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 0.50 m (50 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Purple, Lilac
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering 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;

A lovely delphinium with deep mauve double flowers on tall spikes. A lovely plant to add old-fashioned elegance to any sunny border where it can reach 1.5m (5ft) tall. The delicate buds open over a period of two to three weeks gradually showing the full glory of the plant.

  • 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

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