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Delphinium elatum

Delphinium elatum

Delphinium elatum 'Misty Mauves'

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 CharacteristicsShowy spires in a variety of shades.

CareGrow in full sun and fertile, well-drained soil. Requires shelter from strong winds.

PropagationTake basal cuttings in early spring.

  • Genus : Delphinium
  • Plant Width : 1 to 3 feet
  • Zones : 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
  • Plant Height : 3 to 6 feet
  • Bloom Time : Early Summer, Late Summer, Summer
  • Light : Full Sun
  • Moisture : Medium Moisture
  • Growth Rate : Moderate
  • Maintenance : Moderate
  • Plant Type : Perennials
  • Flower Color : Pink, White
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Summer Interest

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