Delphinium Seeds - Dark Blue
USDA Zones: 3 - 8
Height: 36 inches
Bloom Season: Summer
Bloom Color: Blue
Environment: Full sun to partial shade
Soil Type: Rich, well-drained, pH 6.6 - 7.5
Deer Resistant: Yes
House Plant: No
Latin Name: Delphinium Elatum
Delphinium (Delphinium Elatum Magic Fountains Dark Blue White Bee) - Intense regal dark blue hues with sparkling white bees beckon passersby to take a closer look. Semi-dwarf variety only reaching approximately 36 inches tall presides over mounds of lacy foliage. A compact mound of deeply-cut foliage forms around the exquisite elegant flower spikes. Delphiniums make exceptional cut flowers and will attract hummingbirds.
Delphinium grow best in full sun; however, in hotter zones they may be planted in bright shade areas that still receive some direct sunlight during the day. They thrive in rich, deeply worked soil that drains well. Prefers cool, moist summer nights. Space plants approximately 24 inches apart for optimum performance. Grows well in zones 3 - 7, but in hotter zones you may need to treat as hardy annual. Delphinium care includes applying a balanced liquid fertilizer every month as the plants are heavy feeders.
To get a jump start on the growing season, sow Delphinium seeds indoors 4 - 6 weeks before last frost. Use sterile starter mix in trays and cover flower seeds 1/8 - 1/4 inches.