DELPHINIUM GRANDIFLORUM MIX

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DELPHINIUM GRANDIFLORUM MIX

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Description

Delphinium grandiflorum is a species of Delphinium known by the common names Siberian larkspur and Chinese Delphinium. It is native to Russia and China. There are several popular cultivars in several colours which are grown as ornamental plants, including 'Blue Butterfly', 'Summer Morning', 'Blue Mirror', and 'Summer Stars'. This mix includes some of each of these. It is much shorter and more compact than the more familiar tall D. elatum, with dispersed flowers, rather than single spikes, but individual flowers are larger and more intense in colour. It is a short-lived perennial that is suggested to be treated like an annual in many cases due to its unpredictability in terms of returning the next season. It readily provides seed pods for reseeding. In sunlight the flowers can appear to glow or look fluorescent due to the intensity of the pigment in the petals.

Sowing Advice

For best results, seeds are sown directly into the ground where required in the spring. Alternatively, sow in late winter/early spring in gentle warmth, 15-20 degrees C. Prick out into small 3 inch or 7 cm. pots and plant in final position when the plants are established.

Key Facts

Common name:siberian larkspur, chinese larkspur

Classification:Hardy annual

Height:10-50cm

Packet Content:150+ (Approx)

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