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Delphinium belladonna

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Features

  • BloomsMarch to June
  • Height1m
  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Flower ColourYellow blue
  • Leaf ColourMedium green

Description

Delphinium belladonna. A perennial species of garden origin.

Characteristics

Perennial, Fragrant

Origin

Garden origin

Interest and use

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

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHardy (min -10°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

D.belladonna cultivators by divisions or basal cuttings of young shoots in spring.

Pests, diseases or disorders

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

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