Delphinium Delphina Rose

Delphinium elatumLatin name

LarkspurCommon name

A true 'breeding breakthrough'! Fleuroselect award winning Delphinium Delphina is the first compact series of Delphinium from seed and is small enough to put in containers yet strong with very heavy flowering double blooms. Added to this, the series is open-pollinated and therefore not as expensive as hybrid varieties today!

At just 20” tall and 16” wide, the plants branch nicely with no pinching required. An excellent cut flower, whether used fresh or dried, very easy to grow and much loved by butterflies. Not to be missed!

Delphina Rose has delightful rose pink blooms with a bold white bee in the centre. 20". HP.

How to Grow Delphinium or Larkspur

Delphinium, or Larkspur, shoots are a delicacy for slugs. Delphiniums break through the ground in March and without prevention slugs will devour every one of them.

Larkspur is a truly astounding cut flower, especially so once you know how the professionals keeping them looking wonderful in a vase for as long as possible. Delphiniums have hollow stems, carefully fill them hollow stem with water and place your thumb over the open end as you lower the stem into a filled vase. Once the open end of the stem is under water you can remove your thumb and the stem will remain water-filled, looking fresh for at least a week.

The hollow necks of Delphiniums are vulnerable in heavy rain or high winds. Provide support from growing rings, growing cages or canes to help prevent damage.

Delphiniums can be sown in Autumn for over wintering or in early Spring or Summer. Sow Larkspur seed onto the surface of an open seed sowing compost. Cover the seeds with a layer of vermiculite, and cover trays with polythene to maintain humidity until the first seedlings are visible. Germination normally takes around 14 days at 15-18oC. In the summer when temperatures are higher than this find a position as cool and shaded as possible for the seed tray.

Once the seedlings are large enough to handle transplant into individual 3 inch pots and grow on spring sown seedlings at 10-15oC, or as cool as possible for summer sowings.

Autumn sown seed should be kept in pots for over-wintering Once the plant goes into winter dormancy keep dry and frost free in a garage, greenhouse or a porch over winter then when green shoots appear in Spring water the plant and keep it in a well lit, frost free area ready for planting out in May.

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Item Code: 1434

Variety: Delphina Rose

Type: Hardy Perennial

Packet Contains: 25 Seeds

Sow: January - April, August, September

Germination: Up to 14 days

Harvest: May - July

In stock? Yes

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