Delpnium elatum, D. grandiflorum
- Delphiniums are classic cottage garden perennials.
- Delphinium plants provide superb cut flowers.
- Delphiniums need moist soil, full sun to part shade.
MAGIC FOUNTAINS SERIES Delphinium Seeds
'Magic Fountains' have the widest color range available in dwarf 'Pacific' type delphiniums. Depending on the variety, the center of each flower (the bee) is light or dark. This is an ideal series for smaller gardens and containers, or in windy areas where tall delphiniums would struggle. 'Magic Fountains' grow 30-36 inches tall, do not require staking and produce excellent cut flowers. Winter hardy to zone 3.
DARK BLUE/WHITE BEE
Rich, deep blue flowers with white bees.
An enchanting blend of Magic Fountain colors including shades of lavender, lilac, blue, pink and white.
MID BLUE/WHITE BEE
Flowers are clear blue with white bees.
A formula mix of all 'Magic Fountains' Delphinium colors.
SKY BLUE/WHITE BEE
Spikes of sky-blue flowers, with white bees.
PACIFIC GIANT SERIES Delphinium Seeds
Huge 3 inch double flowers appear in summer and are excellent for cutting. If the first flower spike is removed immediately after blooming, additional flower spikes will be produced from the base. Plants grow 4-7 feet tall with large palmate leaves and need staking to protect the heavy flower spikes from wind. A dramatic choice for background plantings. Winter hardy to zone 3.
Includes flowers in shades of rosy-lilac, light blue, mid blue, lavender blue, lavender pink, royal violet, dark violet, and white with contrasting dark or white bees.
Brilliant royal violet flowers with a large white bee.
BELLAMOSA Delphinium Seeds
Delphinium x belladonna 'Bellamosa'
Bushy growth, with multiple flowering stems carrying open airy clusters of dark gentian blue flowers from midsummer until fall. Grows 36-48 inches tall and is winter hardy to zone 4.
SUMMER CLOUDS Delphinium Seeds
Elegant, bushy, branching, 14-18 inch tall plants produce clouds of spurless, upward facing, blue and white bicolor flowers over a long summer season. 'Summer Clouds' delphinium plants are sensational in small groups or massed, and are flowers are outstanding for cutting. better branching and more heat tolerant than other delphiniums of this type. Perennial, it will flower the first year, and can be grown as an annual everywhere. Winter hardy to zone 3.
How to Plant DELPHINIUM Seeds
Sow seeds in cell packs or flats, press into soil and fully cover. Darkness aids germination. Kept at 55° F., germination is in 14-35 days.
Comments: Germination rate can be improved (if prior to sowing) the seeds are placed in a ziplock bag with a small amount of moist growing media (or a moist paper towel) and placed into the refrigerator for 2 weeks.