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Delphinium ‘Blue Bees’

Delphinium

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Features

  • BloomsMay to July
  • Height1m
  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Flower ColourBright blue
  • Leaf ColourMedium green

Description

Delphinium ‘Blue Bees’ (Delphinium). An upright, branching perennial with palmate, divided leaves. Loose spikes of single, sometimes semi-double, widely spaced bright blue flowers appear in late spring on freely branching spurs.

Characteristics

Annual, Perennial or Biennial, Herbaceous

Other common names

Larkspur

Interest and use

Useful for cutting.

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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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