Perfect as a floral backdrop, tall, dignified delphiniums bloom in rich shades ranging from rosy-pink to blue and purple. Loaded with dozens of fluttery flowers, each tall spire adds to the vertical interest of your perennial garden.
Foliage TypeElegant palmately lobed leaves of rich green.
Bloom TimeJune to July
Flower FormLong flower spikes
Soil RequirementsFertile, humus rich, medium moisture, well-drained soils.
PruningCut back flower stems as soon as they are spent to encourage repeat blooming later in the summer.
Winter CareMulch in northern climates especially if fall planted.
Additional InformationIf rabbits are a problem in your garden, they tend to avoid this plant. These perennials also tend to be short lived. It may be necessary every 3-4 years to plant additional plants, or propagate from basal cuttings.
State RestrictionsAE AK GU HI PR
Planting InstructionsSet the crown at or just above the soil level to avoid rot.
We aim for your order to be in your hands at the ideal time to plant, every time. Our growers must anticipate their supply based on the season they expect. Our experts predict weather patterns as best they can to set suitable shipping windows for each growing zone. However, as any gardener knows, nature is not so predictable. The type of product you order, along with the weather in your area or ours, may affect the anticipated shipping schedule.
Based on the contents of your order, we always strive to ship the order complete and as early as possible. However, sometimes this may result in a delay of some items that are ready before others. Our customers have suggested that they would rather wait to receive their order as complete as possible. If you would like to receive part of your order ahead of time, please reach out to our customer service department and we can accommodate. Orders with large items may be shipped in more than one package. There is no extra charge if your order requires more than one package.
Bareroot perennials, trees and shrubs are kept in the nursery row until fully dormant. This promotes optimum transit conditions and provides your new plant with the best opportunity for success in your garden.
Trees and other oversize items cannot be shipped to PO boxes.
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