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Delphinium elatum ‘Summer Skies’

Delphinium

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Features

  • BloomsMay to October
  • Height0.6m to 2m
  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Flower ColourBright blue-purple
  • Leaf ColourMedium green

Description

Delphinium elatum ‘Summer Skies’ (Delphinium). This is an upright deciduous perennial. It will produce tall racemes of multicoloured flowers, which will prefer cool climates. The seeds of the young plants can be poisonous if ingested. You will need to provide good air circulation and try to plant the cultivars that are pest and disease resistant as they are prone to pests and diseases. This perennial will need a well drained rich soil, that has been supplemented with an organic matter.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous, Herbaceous

Origin

S & C Europe, 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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