Delphinium New Zealand 'Stars' (30)ct Flat
New Zealand Delphiniums
Common Name: Hybrid Bee Delphinium
New Zealand 'Stars' is a mix of the New Zealand Hybrid Delphiniums. The flowers range in color from white to pink, purple, and blue and will range in height from 3-6'.
The English hybrid type of delphiniums are bred by New Zealand Delphiniums and are hand crossed to produce the highest quality seed. These F1 hybrids have excellent form, strong stems, and a vigorous growth habit. They were selected for their improved tolerance of heat and humidity, while retaining their cold hardiness
Delphiniums are a classic garden perennial. These plants are excellent for adding height to small spaces. Their tall flower spikes are easily recognizable when they come into flower in summer. When in flower, the spikes of these plants become heavy and should be staked to avoid toppling over in rough weather, especially taller varieties. Newer hybrids are longer lived than some of the more traditional cultivars.
Delphiniums thrive in the cooler climates of the north country, though they will grow as far south as zone 7. The New Millenium hybrids, however, tend to be more tolerant of heat and humidity. They grow best in rich, well-drained soil with a basic pH. If your soil is naturally acidic, adding lime will help to provide these conditions. They are also heavy feeders. The addition of compost or manure to the soil as well the use of granular fertilizer will result in healthier, stronger plants.
Delphiniums can be grown in full sun or partial shade, though full sun may help to prevent powdery mildew. When planting, be sure to set the crown at or above soil level to avoid rot. Since their stems are hollow, taller varieties of Delphiniums should be staked to prevent damage from wind and rain. These new hybrids tend to be longer lived than their short-lived cousins but may be propagated from basal cuttings.
Height: 3.0-6.0 Feet
Spread: 18.0-24.0 Inches
Hardiness Zones: 3,4,5,6,7
Flower Color: Multicolored
Foliage Color: Green shades
Full Sun to Part Shade
Average Water Needs
Average to Fertile Soil Quality
Bloomtime: Early Summer to Early Fall
Deer and Rabbit Resistant
Seasonal Interest: Dried Seed Heads
Growth Rate: Medium
Border Plant, Cut Flower, Cut Foliage, Dried Flower, Mass Planting, Specimen, Focal Point
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Please let me know when the cobalt blue Delphiniums will be available to order fro next year to be delivered to a different zip code.
Purchased Delphinium and had them shipped for early May. I planted them about May 15. The Delphinium didn't bloom until about Mid August but they were stunning. Good color variety and were extremely tall -- at least 5 feet. I did have to stake them since rain unfortunately broke a couple of the plants. The stems on the plant are much stronger than typical delphinium so stakes don't need to be staked until they get 2-3 feet tall. I would definitely purchase these again. If there was a place to upload a picture I would.