Blue Mirror Delphinium
Delphinium grandiflorum 'Blue Mirror'
Full sun, Partial sun
Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
|Botanical Pronunciation||del-FIN-ee-um gran-dih-FLOR-um|
|Average Size at Maturity||Foliage reaches 12 to 18 in. tall, 18 in wide, with blooms to 24 in. tall.|
|Bloom Time||Late Spring through Summer|
|Design Ideas||Delphinium 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.|
|Flower Attribute||Flowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers|
|Garden Style||Cottage, Rustic|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Mass Planting, Woodland Garden, Cutting Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Soil Needs||Flower & Rose Food|
|Special Feature||Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Tolerates Alkaline Soil|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.|
|Key Feature||Flowers for Cutting|
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