Delphinium elatum Faust (B&L) 3ltr
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There are over 300 known species of Delphinium and they can be found in abundance throughout the Northern Hemisphere. Sometimes known as 'Larkspur' these flowering perennials are known for their large spurs of flowers that can come in all colour from stark white to powder blue and purple, The plants flower from late spring to late summer, and are pollinated by butterflies and bumble bees and will attract a lot of these pollinators into the garden. This tall, early flowering perennial Is perfect at the back of a border and brings the traditional look of a cottage garden to your space. The tall stems are covered with dark blue flowers that boast wonderfully ruffled petals making this plant the perfect way to add height and texture to your garden. This plant will require some support from a cane and is best placed in a slightly shaded area because of its height. Flowering from June to September, we recommend that you cut back flower spikes as soon as the blooms die off to encourage new growth.
How to grow Delphinium
The delphinium is an easy to look after plant that will grow well in any soil as long as it is well draining Plant in a sunny position that is protected from strong winds and fertilize at the beginning of spring to get the best results Make sure you support the stems with a stake when they are young, you may find that you have more luck with several stakes interlaced with twine as the plant ages
Are Delphinium toxic?
Yes, the delphinium is toxic to mammals if ingested, but with proper handling and care this can be easily mitigated Make sure they kept out of easy reach of cats and dogs and if always wash your hands thoroughly after handling with bare skin Some species are more toxic than others, and for these more toxic plants we would recommend wearing gloves when handling
How tall can Delphinium grow?
This will depend on the species but most Delphinium will grow between 12 and 2 meters high
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