Magic Fountains Mix Delphinium
Delphinium elatum. A dwarf, wind tolerant perennial with large florets. The wide range of colours make it excel- lent for cut flowers, include lilac, pink, sky blue, pure white, and bi-colours. Large florets are strongly supported by sturdy stems covered with delicate, thread-like attractive green foliage. Height 30”. Approx. 75 seeds/pkg.
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Start inside 8-10 weeks before planting out. Lightly cover seeds, provide darkness and cool temperatures (50-55 degrees F). Should germinate in 2-3 weeks. Transplant outside in early spring, into a full sun to light shade location, 12 inches apart.
May also be direct seeded outside in early spring or early autumn. If planting in autumn, plant with at least six weeks before the ground freezes for the best root growth.
Delphiniums prefer rich soil, so work in compost or manure. Add bone meal each spring and fertilize regularly Deadheading regularly will keep Chinese delphiniums blooming all summer. Unlike the Elatum or Pacific Hybrids, these dwarf Delphiniums can withstand hot, dry conditions. Plants may be short lived so replace every 2-3 years. Watch out for slugs!