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Delphinium elatum ‘Spindrift’

Delphinium

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Features

  • BloomsAugust to October
  • Height0.6m to 2m
  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Flower ColourPink-purple-creamy white
  • Leaf ColourMedium green
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Delphinium elatum ‘Spindrift’ (Delphinium). Pinkish-purple flowers with creamy-white and pale blue central spots are produced in spikes. The colour of flowers varies according to what type of soil it is; on acid soil, flowers have a green tinge.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous, Herbaceous

Origin

Siberia

Interest and use

Cutting bed, border, ornamental

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHardy (min -10°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Light, Medium
  • Soil pH8.0 to 9.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

Watch out it is poisonous.

Propagation

By seed in autumn or spring.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Prone to pests and diseases, especially snails and slugs.

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