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Delphinium ‘Astolat’

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Features

  • BloomsJune to July
  • Height1m
  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Flower ColourLilac and pink
  • Leaf ColourMedium green

Description

Delphinium ‘Astolat’ (Delphinium). This is a hybrid perennial with lilac and pink flowers.

Characteristics

Annual, Perennial or Biennial, Herbaceous

Other common names

Larkspur

Interest and use

Grown for their spikes of irregularly cup-shaped, sometimes hooded, spurred flowers.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHalf hardy (min 0°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Rich
  • Soil pH6.0 to 7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

They are fully to half hardy and will need an open, sunny position with fertile or rich, well drained soil. In spring remove thin growths from well established plants, leaving 5-7 strong shoots. If flower spikes are removed after they fade, a second flush may be produced in late summer provided plants are fed and watered well.

Propagation

Propagate D.elatum hybrids by basal cuttings only.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Discomfort if ingested. Plant may also irritate the skin. Susceptible to slugs, snails and powdery mildew.

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