Magic Fountains Mix Delphinium
Delphinium cultorum. A dwarf perennial with large florets. Wide range of colours including lilac, pink, sky blue, pure white, white with dark bee and dark blue with white bee. Stands up well in windy conditions. Height 30 inches. Start seed indoors 8-10 weeks before last frost. Approximately 75 seeds/pkg.
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!