Delphinium Seeds - Blue Bird
USDA Zones: 3 - 8
Height: 70 inches
Bloom Season: Summer
Bloom Color: Dark blue
Environment: Full sun
Soil Type: Rich, well-drained, pH 6.6 - 7.5
Deer Resistant: Yes
Average Germ Time: 14 - 28 days
Light Required: No
Depth: 1/8 - 1/4 inch
Sowing Rate: 2 to 3 seeds per plant
Moisture: Keep seed moist until germination
Plant Spacing: 30 inches
Care & Maintenance: Delphinium
Delphinium (Delphinium Cultorum Blue Bird) - Easy-to-grow from Delphinium seed, Blue Bird is a Pacific Giant Hybrid grown as a perennial in some areas and as an annual in other areas. Its mid-blue flowers have white centers. The flowers are large but short-lived and bloom on tall stems that grow up to 6 feet in height. Grow Pacific Giants at the back of a border or in the middle of an island bed. Delphiniums provide a unique and colorful addition to any flower garden. They also attract hummingbirds and butterflies to the garden!
Grow Blue Bird in full sun and in fertile, well drained soil. Space new container grown plants 30 inches apart. Delphinium Cultorum care includes applying a balanced liquid fertilizer every month as the plants are heavy feeders. Also, because of this plant's potential height and hollow stems, plant in an area that is sheltered from high winds, or stake the plant to avoid them falling over or breaking.
To get a jump start on the growing season, sow Delphinium flower seeds indoors 4 - 6 weeks before last frost. Use sterile starter mix in trays and cover flower seeds 1/8 - 1/4 inches.