Delphinium

Delphinium

Delphiniums are the classic cottage garden plants, grown for their tall, stately spires of densely clustered flowers.  True blue was the traditional and most common color, but the range has broadened to include many new shades of blue, pinks, purples, white and red.  As Queen of the Border, the delphinium is a high-maintenance perennial, demanding constant attention:  disease control, pinching, early staking, tweaking, poking, feeding and praying.  All parts of this plant are poisonous.  Makes an excellent cut flower.  Delphiniums love lime and require well-drained, fertile, humus rich soil.  These flowers go well with campanula, geraniums, shrub roses, lupinus, and aquilegia. 

Specifications

  • Common Name: Larkspur
  • Zone: 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8
  • Bloom: Early Summer | Summer | Late Summer | Early Fall | Fall | Late Fall
  • Growth: 12-18 Inches
  • Exposure: Full Sun | Partial Sun | Partial Shade
  • Water: Average