A picture of a Delphinium

Delphinium

Delphinium elatum F1 Aurora

Also known as

Candle Larkspur

Full Sun
Moderate care
Moderate watering
Half-hardy

H3

RHS hardiness

-5°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1.2m

Max

90cm

90cm

Min

60cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a mild fragrance

Delphinium Overview

This herbaceous perennial is a great plant to add to any garden with its bright colours that stand out, along with being get for attracting hummingbirds, butterflies and bees.

How to propagate Delphinium

Seed

Sow seeds in late winter until early summer into trays filled with John Innes Seed Compost and cover with clear plastic, provide bottom heat and maintain temperature at 18-24C(65 -75F). Remove the cover when the seedlings appear, approximately in 2 to 3 weeks, Prick out into 7cm pots when large enough to handle. Plant out after the last frosts.

Special features of Delphinium

Attractive flowers

Attracts butterflies

Attracts birds

Hummingbirds