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Delphinium Dark Blue White Bee
(Larkspur)

£15.00

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May - August
100cm x 100cm
Partial Shade, Sun
Attracts Wildlife
Fully Hardy

With petals as dark as midnight and a white bee at its heart, Delphinium Dark Blue with White Bee is the rebel of the garden. Get ready to show off your gardening skills with this stunner!

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Description

Delphinium Dark Blue with White Bee is a striking plant that will add a touch of elegance to any garden or outdoor space. With its tall spikes of deep blue flowers, each with a contrasting white centre, this delphinium is sure to make a statement. As a perennial, this delphinium will come back year after year, bringing joy to your garden season after season. It is also a favourite of pollinators like bees and butterflies, making it an excellent choice for gardeners who want to support their local ecosystem. Whether you're looking to create a cottage garden, add some height to a border, or simply enjoy the beauty of this stunning plant, Delphinium Dark Blue with White Bee is a must-have for any garden. Delphiniums are often called the 'Chelsea Chop' as plants tend to be nearing the end of their 1st flush around the time of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show.

Planting Conditions

Delphinium Dark Blue with White Bee prefers a spot with full sun exposure and well-draining soil. It can tolerate some light shade, but too much shade can lead to leggy growth and weaker stems. As a tall and dramatic plant, it makes an excellent choice for the back of the border or as a statement plant in a mixed container. It's important to plant Delphinium Dark Blue with White Bee in a sheltered spot, as the tall stems can be prone to breaking in windy conditions. Stake the plants early in the season to prevent this. This plant also benefits from being planted in a location where it can receive good air circulation. This can help prevent disease and ensure healthy growth. When choosing a spot to plant Delphinium Dark Blue with White Bee, consider the height of the mature plant and the space it will need to grow and spread.

Watering & Feeding

Delphinium Dark Blue with White Bee plants require regular watering to maintain their health and vigor. They prefer consistently moist soil, but not waterlogged, so it is important to avoid letting the soil dry out completely between watering sessions. During the hot and dry summer months, they may require watering more frequently, depending on the soil type, humidity levels, and weather conditions. To keep the plants healthy and blooming, it is recommended to feed them with a balanced fertiliser during the growing season. Use a slow-release fertiliser or liquid fertiliser every 2-3 weeks during the active growing phase, which is typically from spring to early summer. Avoid over-fertilising, as this can lead to excessive foliage growth and reduced flowering. It is also a good idea to incorporate a layer of organic mulch around the plants to help conserve moisture and suppress weed growth. The mulch will also break down over time, adding valuable nutrients to the soil and helping to promote healthy root growth.

General Care

Delphinium Dark Blue with White Bee is a stunning addition to any garden. This plant prefers a sunny spot with well-draining soil, and should be watered regularly to keep the soil moist but not waterlogged. Fertilise the plant once a month during the growing season with a balanced fertiliser to promote healthy growth and blooms. Deadhead spent flowers regularly to encourage more blooms and prevent self-seeding. Delphiniums can be susceptible to powdery mildew and crown rot, so it is important to avoid overcrowding and provide good air circulation. Stake taller varieties to prevent them from toppling over in windy conditions. With proper care, this plant can provide a burst of colour and height to your garden for many years.