Delphinium Dark Blue With White Bee
Part of the Magic Fountain Series of Delphiniums.
An enchantingly compact form of a classic garden plant, with captivating blue flower spikes with a white eye throughout the summer. Foliage will die down in the autumn.
Month Available: July
Evergreen / Deciduous: Deciduous
Flower Colour: Blue
Suitable For Wildlife: Bees
Soil Type: Well-drained
Sun/Shade: Full sun or partial shade
Season of Interest: Summer
Plant Type: Perennial
Main Attribute: Flowers
Height / Spread: 1m x 0.5m ( 40in x 20in)
Trim back after flowering to encourage a second bloom
Where to Plant: Borders
Pests and Diseases: Caterpillars , Slugs , Snails , Leaf-mining sawflies
Plant Care: Deadhead by cutting spent flower spikes back to small flowering side shoots.
Care and Time: Low - spring
Warning: Toxic if eaten. May cause a skin allergy.
Benefits: A very traditional cottage garden plant, excellent in the middle of a border. Foliage is mound forming. Attractive to bees and great for flower arranging.
History: Named Delphinium as the ancient Greeks thought the flowers resembled Dolphins. Referred to as Larkspur in Tudor England, as they decided the flowers resembled a larks claw!
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