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Delphinium ‘Light Blue with White Bee’
(Larkspur)

£10.00

£10.00
June - July
90cm x 40cm
Sun
Attracts Wildlife
Fully Hardy

Delphinium ‘Light Blue with White Bee’ boasts tall spikes of light blue blooms accented by white bee-like centres. A perfect companion for roses, lavender, or campanulas, its delicate hues compliment a wide variety of garden styles. Handpicked for its timeless elegance and resilience to pests, it thrives in borders or cottage gardens, adding a touch of sophistication to any landscape. A must-have for gardeners seeking classic beauty and easy-care perennials.

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Description

Delphinium 'Light Blue with White Bee' is a stunning addition to any garden. Its delicate light blue petals with a contrasting white bee make it a beautiful focal point. This tall, stately perennial grows up to 90cm, adding height and drama to borders, cottage gardens, and wildflower meadows. The vibrant flowers bloom in early Summer and attract butterflies and bees to your garden. The long stems of the Delphinium 'Light Blue with White' Bee make it ideal for cutting and using in floral arrangements. It is a low maintenance plant that requires well-draining soil and full sun. This Delphinium variety prefers cool temperatures, making it a perfect choice for gardens in milder climates. This hardy plant can withstand frost and even light snowfall, making it suitable for colder regions. Overall, Delphinium 'Light Blue with White Bee' is a striking and versatile plant that adds huge visual impact to any garden space. Its vibrant colours, attractive foliage, and low maintenance requirements make it a popular choice among gardeners of all levels of expertise.

Planting Conditions

Delphinium 'Light Blue White Bee' thrives best in full sun or partial shade, in well-draining soil with a pH level of 6.5 to 7.5. The soil should be rich in organic matter and moist but not waterlogged. It's best to avoid areas with strong winds or heavy foot traffic as the tall stems can easily snap or break. Planting in a protected area or in a row against a fence can help support the plant as it grows. Delphiniums also benefit from regular deadheading, so planting them where they are easily accessible can make this task more manageable. Overall, selecting the right location for planting is key to ensuring that this plant thrives and produces beautiful blooms.

Watering & Feeding

To keep your Delphinium 'Light Blue White Bee' healthy and vibrant, it's important to make sure it receives consistent watering and nutrients. During the growing season, water your plant regularly, aiming to keep the soil evenly moist. However, be careful not to over-water, as this can lead to root rot. A good rule of thumb is to water when the top inch of soil feels dry to the touch. Fertilising your Delphinium 'Light Blue White Bee' will also help promote healthy growth and abundant blooms. You can use a balanced, all-purpose fertiliser or one that is specifically formulated for flowering plants. Apply the fertiliser according to the package directions, typically once a month during the growing season. It's also a good idea to mulch around the base of the plant to help retain moisture and suppress weeds. Avoid placing the mulch directly against the stem, as this can lead to rot.

General Care

Delphiniums are relatively low maintenance plants, but a little attention goes a long way. Once established, they will require minimal watering, but during hot and dry spells, regular watering is necessary. Avoid wetting the foliage, as this can cause mildew and other fungal diseases. To keep the plant looking neat and tidy, deadhead regularly by removing spent blooms. This will not only make the plant look better but also encourage it to produce more flowers. In addition, pruning the plant in the late Summer or early Autumn will promote healthy growth and encourage the development of new shoots in the Spring. When pruning, cut back the stems to just above the ground level. Delphiniums can also be susceptible to pests and diseases. Keep an eye out for slugs and snails, as they can easily damage the foliage and flowers. Powdery mildew is another common problem, which can be prevented by avoiding overhead watering and providing good air circulation around the plant. Applying a fungicide may also be necessary in severe cases.