Zn 3 - 9
Definitely a WOW plant. Tall spires of ruffled, deep purple blooms with a dramatic white bee.
New Millenium Hybrids were developed in New Zealand to produce stronger stalks and more intensely coloured blooms. They are considered to be longer lived and more tolerant of heat and humidity. I grow these in my garden and have found them to be stronger and tougher but they still do require staking. HEIGHT: 100-150 cm SPREAD: 50-60 cm
Delphiniums are much loved by the new gardener and the connoisseur alike. Their spires of brilliant blooms are also frequently visited by hummingbirds and butterflies. They also produce a great cut flower. Delphiniums are best grown in full sun, in moist, well-drained, fertile soil. During the blooming period fertilize regularly with a good perennial food to help feed and maintain the plant. Delphiniums will generally begin to bloom in early summer and may continue for up to 4 weeks. If they are cut back after flowering they may bloom again later in the summer.
Delphiunium are poisonous and usually are not bothered by deer or rabbits.
1 gallon container size
Image courtesy of Dowdeswell's Delphiniums Ltd
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