This charming blend of dwarf delphiniums performs better in the heat than others, and is an excellent choice for small spaces, or as an accent in the border or cottage garden. Prolific plants will bloom the first year, producing marine blue, light blue, soft rose, or white flowers. Grows well in containers and spots where the wind might topple taller varieties. Unlike traditional delphiniums, the dwarf type is a native of China, first introduced to England in 1818.
• Botanical Name: Delphinium grandiflorum
• Family: Ranunculaceae
• Native: Asia
• Hardiness: Perennial in USDA zones 3-7
• Plant Dimensions: 12"–16" tall
• Variety Information: 1" single, cup-shaped flowers are marine blue, light blue, soft rose, and white, on multiple stems.
• Exposure: Full sun to part shade
• Bloom Period: Late spring to summer
• Attributes: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flower, Deer Resistant, Good for Containers
• When to Sow Outside: RECOMMENDED. 1 to 2 weeks after your average last frost date, and in Mild Climates, as late as 2 months before your average first frost date.
• When to Start Inside: 6 to 8 weeks before your average last frost date.
• Days to Emerge: 12– 18 days
• Seed Depth: ¼"
• Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 10" – 12"
• Thinning: When 3" tall, thin to 1 every 10" – 12"