Delphinium Guardian Blue

A classic cottage garden plant; spikes of bright blue flowers attract bees throughout the summer.

Month Available: April

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

Flower/Foliage/Berries: Flowers

Plant Type: Perennial

Hardy: Fully

Main Attribute: Summer flowering.

Height / Spread: 120cm x 60cm (4ft x 2ft)

A fantastic colourful display and no need to stake them in the garden.

Where to Plant: Borders

Pests and Diseases: Caterpillars, slugs, snails, powdery mildew.

Plant Care: Simply cut back after flowering to encourage a second flush of flowers.

Care and Time: Low - summer

Warning: Toxic if eaten.

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.

EU Rights: N/A

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