Connecticut Yankees Mix Delphinium
A shorter variety of delphinium that does not need staking and blooms from seed in the first year. Blooms are in several shades of blue, lavender, and white. Connecticut Yankee thrives in full sun to partial shade.
Perennial, Zones 3-9
Germination: 10-21 days
Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures 65-70ºF
Seed Planting Depth: Sow on the surface, lightly cover. Cold treating seeds aids in the germination
Starting Indoors: Start indoors 8-12 weeks before the last frost. Cold treat the seed by sowing into moist soil or paper towel, wrap in a clear plastic bag, and place in the refrigerator for 2-3 weeks. Provide 65-70ºF soil temperatures until germination. Transplant 12-18” apart after the last frost.
Sowing Outdoors: Direct sow outdoors in spring or fall.
Growth Habit: Upright
Height and Width: 2-3’ x 12”
Spacing: 12-18” apart
Light Needs: Full sun to part shade
Soil Needs: Fertile, well-drained
Approximate days to flower from seed: Blooms late in the first season when started early indoors, midsummer thereafter
Uses: Cut flower, perennial beds, attracts beneficial insects, butterflies and hummingbirds
Care: Amend the soil with compost before transplanting or sowing. Plant in areas with good air circulation, do not overcrowd. Apply a liquid fertilizer every 2-3 weeks or use a time-release fertilizer at planting time.
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