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Delphinium x elatum
Botanical Name: Delphinium x elatum
Common Name(s): Delphinium
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
This plant bears tall central spikes of semi-double flowers in shades of blue, purple, pink and white.
This plant has deep green foliage.
Seed Sowing Instructions
Uses in landscape design
When to Sow
Sow seeds in Spring or Autumn.