The Magic Fountains series of delphinium are smaller, more compact varieties with dense flower spikes of blue and purple. This dark blue variety adds a rich shot of colour to the garden from June to July. The upright blooms with their sharp, vertical shapes also create a strong contrast to more billowy shapes of grasses or other softer planting.
Height and spread: 0.9m Height, 0.45m Spread
Common name: Delphinium
Position in the garden: Full sun
Soil type: Fertile, well drained soil.
Flowering period: June and July
Hardiness: Fully Hardy
Goes well with:
Flowers - Achillea, Geranium, Campanula, and Aconitum.
Grasses - Stipa Ponytails
Care of Delphinium Magic Fountains
Plant in an open spot away from taller plants for best results. Young foliage is prone to frost damage. Cutting back spent flower stems to a flowering side shoot will encourage repeat flowering. Cut back and compost faded flower stems in Autumn.
An excellent source of pollen and nectar in early summer.