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
Plant Type: Perennial
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.
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