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Delphinium

Delphinium 'Magic Fountains Cherry Blossom with White Bee'

Full Sun
Moderate care
Moderate watering
Half-hardy

2a-9b

USDA zone

-46°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1m

Max

60cm

90cm

Min

40cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

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Delphinium Overview

Delphiniums are great for early summer border. The flowers grow from basal clumps of deeply lobed foliage that is a dark green in colour on densely packed spikes. They are great for attracting butterflies and hummingbirds so are great for nature lovers!

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

Drought resistant

Attracts birds

Hummingbirds