Delphinium elatum



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These plants continuously produce a number of tall spikes with densely packed florets. Cold hardy, easy to grow and early to flower in Spring, their cheery flower spikes are a delight to have in your garden and wonderful in bouquets.


40 seeds per packet.

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Flower type:Spike
Life cycle:Tender Perennial
Climate:Will tolerate frost and thrives in a moderate climate.
Sowing guide:Refrigerate seeds @ 4 C for 1-2 weeks prior to sowing. Sow in trays in March to May / August and transplant after 8 weeks. Time sowing so that seedlings grow at around 20 C.
Planting Season:Autumn / Spring
Germination guide:10-20 days @ 21 C. Cover seed with thin layer of soil.
Good Bee Food:No
Flowering time:120 days after sowing
Position:Full Sun
Final height:90-120 cm
Spacing:30 cm

Harvesting Tips:

Harvest when half of the florets on the stem have openend. Expected vase life is 8-10 days, especially if flower food is used.

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