Delphinium x elatum

Botanical Name: Delphinium x elatum

Common Name(s): Delphinium

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Description:

These perennials are usually grown as annuals for bedding and cut flowers. They bear tall central spikes of semi-double flowers in shades of blue, purple, pink and white. Sow in spring or autumn in trays (germination temperature is below 18°C) and space seedlings 350mm apart. Stake mature plants. Delphiniums are gross feeders, requiring compost, manure-enriched soil and regular feeding. D. grandiflorum (butterfly delphinium) can grow to 400mm tall; it is bushy and branching, with deep blue flowers in spring. Flowers appear about 20 weeks after germination.

Family: – Ranunculaceae

Botanical Pronunciation: del-FIN-ee-um uh-LATE-um

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Frost Hardy
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Non Indigenous
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Full Sun
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Half Sun
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Moderate Watering

Flowers

Description:
This plant bears tall central spikes of semi-double flowers in shades of blue, purple, pink and white.


Foliage

Description:
This plant has deep green foliage.


Growth Rate
Moderate
Interesting Info
These perennials are usually grown as annuals for bedding and cut flowers.
Maintenance
Stake mature plants and feed regularly.
Origin
Garden hybrid
Other Languages
Pronkridderspoor (A)
Seed Sowing Instructions
Sow seeds in trays (germination temperature is below 18°C) and space seedlings 350mm apart.
Size
0.3 m * 1.5 m
Soil Conditions
Enriched
Uses
Makes good cut flowers.
Uses in landscape design
Excellent for border, bedding and mass planting.
When to Sow

Sow seeds in Spring or Autumn.

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