Very different from the traditional tall spiky Delphiniums, this strain forms a low, bushy mound of lacy green leaves, plants bearing loose sprays of single electric-blue flowers throughout the summer. This variety, native to Russia and China, will often self sow where happy and is said to be tolerant of hot, humid summer climates and is also known to do remarkably well in areas with short, cool summers.
Seeds can be sown at any time but are best sown in winter or early spring to benefit from a cold spell in the wet compost to break their dormancy. We advise covering seeds very thinly with sand or fine grit to about the depth of the seed size. If the seeds do not come up within 6 to 12 weeks the damp seed tray can be given cold treatment in a fridge for about four weeks. They may still take very many months to appear, so please never discard the pot or tray.
Common name:Siberian larkspur