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Delphinium ‘Highlander Cha Cha’
(Larkspur)

£20.00

£20.00
Attracts Wildlife
90cm x 45cm
Sun
Fully Hardy

Delphinium ‘Highlander Cha Cha’ is a standout in our nursery with its spikes of off-white flowers with lilac centres and faded green stripes. This tall, majestic perennial brings elegance to sunny beds and borders and cottage gardens. Our team loves its long flowering period and ability to attract pollinators. It pairs beautifully with peonies and foxgloves, creating a stunning display. Perfect for adding height and focal points to any garden.

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Description

Delphinium 'Highlander Cha Cha' is a stunning herbaceous perennial that adds great texture and colour to any garden. Growing to a height of 100cm, this Delphinium features unique spikes of off-white flowers with delicate lilac centers and subtle green stripes. The intricate pattern and soft colouration of the blooms create a striking effect in any bed or border, making it an ideal choice for garden enthusiasts. The Highlander range is celebrated for its robust stems and exceptional flower density, ensuring a long-lasting and resilient garden presence from June until September. 'Highlander Cha Cha' is particularly attractive to pollinators, drawing in bees and butterflies, and contributing to a vibrant garden ecosystem. Our head grower selected 'Highlander Cha Cha' for its outstanding performance and its unique flower characteristics. This variety thrives in full sun and well-drained soil, making it a versatile addition to a variety of garden styles, including cottage gardens, formal borders, and mixed perennial beds. 'Highlander Cha Cha' pairs beautifully with other garden favourites such as Roses, Peonies, and Lilies, enhancing the overall aesthetic with harmonious colour combinations. Its compact height also makes it an excellent choice for mid-border planting, adding depth and interest without overpowering its companions. Visitors to our nursery are often captivated by 'Highlander Cha Cha's' elegant blooms and unique colour patterns.  

Planting Conditions

On our nursery, we advise planting Delphiniums in well-drained, fertile soil enriched with compost. Choosing a sunny spot with some afternoon shade will protect blooms from intense heat. We recommend planting Delphiniums in early Spring, spacing them about 60 cm apart to allow for growth. Dig a hole deep enough to accommodate the roots, placing the plant at the same level as it was in the pot, and backfill with soil. Position them in a sheltered location to protect from strong winds, which can damage their tall flower spikes.

Watering & Feeding

To ensure healthy growth, we advise watering Delphiniums regularly, especially during dry spells, keeping the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Water at the base to avoid wetting the foliage, which can lead to disease. Mulch around the plants to retain moisture. Feed Delphiniums every 4-6 weeks during the growing season with a balanced, water-soluble fertiliser or a slow-release granular fertiliser. This will promote strong growth and vibrant blooms. Regular feeding and proper watering are essential to support their tall, flowering spikes and overall plant health.

General Care

Pruning Delphiniums by cutting back flower spikes after blooming will encourage a second flush of flowers. Remove dead flowers and once the plant has finished its 1st flush of flowering in late May / early June, chop the plant back by half to encourage a second flush later in the Summer. This is 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. Delphiniums are generally resistant to pests but can be susceptible to slugs, snails, and aphids. Use organic or chemical controls as needed. They can also be prone to powdery mildew and other fungal diseases, so ensure good air circulation and avoid overhead watering to minimise risks.