Summer Colors Dwarf Mix Delphinium
The smallest delphinium we have seen, only a foot tall, but still covered with big, dramatic blooms. The color range includes a mixture of blues, purples, and white. This is the first dwarf white available. An early variety so all plants should flower in the first year and for years thereafter.
Perennial, Zones 3-9
Germination: 10-21 days
Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures 60-70ºF
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 60-70ºF 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: 12" 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, containers and planters, 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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