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Blue Mirror Delphinium

Delphinium grandiflorum 'Blue Mirror'

Tall spires of brilliant violet-blue flowers rise above a tuft of large, deeply cut foliage. Its slightly shorter stature reduces the need for staking. An essential of the perennial border and of cottage gardens. A reliable bloomer for areas with short growing seasons. Bloom often continues through late summer into fall. An herbaceous perennial.
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Good to grow! 5


Full sun, Partial sun

Keep soil consistently moist but not soggy.


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Botanical Pronunciationdel-FIN-ee-um gran-dih-FLOR-um
Average Size at MaturityFoliage reaches 12 to 18 in. tall, 18 in wide, with blooms to 24 in. tall.
Bloom TimeLate Spring through Summer
Design IdeasDelphinium is an essential of all perennial borders as well as mixed beds. Plant into foundation compositions to add highbrow beauty. Mass to create a stunning focal point or to bring out distant garden art. Add into cottage gardens to provide strong blue shades and gang along white picket fences for charm. May be inserted just about anywhere the soil is rich enough to provide elegance and color in the late spring.
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorBlue
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleCottage, Rustic
Growth HabitUpright
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Special FeatureEasy Care
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsKeep soil consistently moist but not soggy.
Companion PlantsBlanket Flower (Gaillardia); Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia); Coneflower (Echinacea); Phlox (Phlox); Shasta Daisy (Chrysanthemum)

Thrives in enriched, neutral to alkaline soils; amend soil with lime if needed. Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Feed with an all-purpose fertilizer in spring; repeat after first bloom flush. Prune spent blooms to prolong flowering. Cut back to the ground at the end of the season.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 3-7

USDA Cold Hardiness Zone Map

Your USDA Cold Hardiness Zone: 5

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