Delphinium elatum

Delphinium elatum

Delphinium elatum 'Misty Mauves'
Photo/Illustration: 
Courtesy of Dowdeswell's Delphiniums
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(Delphinium elatum)
Genus:  Delphinium
The parent of the regal hybrid Delphiniums, the species has 3- to 4-foot-tall spires of blue, violet, lavender, or white flowers. It usually requires staking.
Noteworthy Characteristics:  Showy spires in a variety of shades.
Care:  Grow in full sun and fertile, well-drained soil. Requires shelter from strong winds.
Propagation:  Take basal cuttings in early spring.

Overview

Height
3 ft. to 6 ft.
Spread
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Growth Habit
Clumps
Growth Pace
Moderate Grower
Light
Full Sun Only
Moisture
Medium Moisture
Maintenance
Moderate
Characteristics
Attracts Butterflies,
Showy Flowers
Bloom Time
Early Summer,
Late Summer,
Summer
Flower Color
Island Paradise,
Pink Yarrow,
Niagara,
White
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Cut Flower
Style
Cottage Garden
Seasonal Interest
Summer Interest
Type
Perennials

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