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Delphinium Delfix Blue

Larkspur

Early flowering variety

A compact, delphinium that does not need staking and is a great choice where space is limited. It makes a mound of fine, fern-like leaves which is a lovely showcase for the masses of rich violet-blue flowers that attract butterflies and bees and are perfect for a splash of summer colour in the garden.

Where?

A lovely plant for a container or the front of a sunny bed where its.

How?

Delphiniums enjoy fertile, well-drained soil. Enrich the soil with organic matter before planting - home made garden compost or well rotted manure is fine. Use a good quality potting compost for container growing. Mulch with compost in spring.

Delphiniums are in the buttercup family and the name derives from the Greek for dolphin, referring to the shape of the flowers.

Plant details


In depth plant information

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Plant type Perennial herbaceous
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available April - September
Season of interest Spring, Summer
Flowering May - July
Evergreen No
Plant height 30 cm - 100 cm
Plant width 55 cm - 70 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Hazardous All parts highly toxic if eaten
Attracts bees Yes
Attracts butterflies Yes
Plant height in 5 years 65 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H3

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Light exposure Full sun
Soil drainage Well drained
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Remove the pot and position the plant in the hole, with the top of the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year.

Planting site City garden, Courtyard garden, Flower border and beds, Cottage garden, Informal garden

Typically available

From April to September