Delphinium 'Dusky Maidens Group'

delphinium

Eventual height & spread

Delphinium 'Dusky Maidens Group'

delphinium

  • available to order from spring
  • 9cm pot
  • £6.99
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  • Standard £5.95
  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: fertile, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: June to July
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Forming part of the New Millennium Series, this delphinium is noted for its sturdy growth and tall, stout stems that are clothed in brown-eyed dusky pink flowers. An excellent addition to the mixed or herbaceous border, where it will add height, colour and vertical interest in summer. If you remove the spent spikes after the flowers have faded, you may even get a second, less lavish flush later in the year.

  • Garden care: For best results, stake with bamboo canes as they start to shoot upwards in mid-spring, and protect young foliage against slug and snail damage. During the growing season, apply a balanced liquid fertiliser every 2-3 weeks and wearing gloves cut back the faded flower stems to a flowering side-shoot to encourage repeat flowering. At the end of autumn cut back and compost the faded flower stems.
  • Humans/Pets: Harmful if eaten