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Delphinium elatum 'Million Dollar Blue'

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Delphinium elatum 'Million Dollar Blue' - Larkspur - Photo courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.

More About Delphinium elatum 'Million Dollar Blue'

  • Spikes of semi-double true blue flowers with a dark centre
  • Sturdy, upright stems with large, deeply divided, mid-green leaves
  • Bred for their improved vigour, heat tolerance and shorter habit
  • Bloom Time: Summer

Interesting Notes:

The genus name 'Delphinium' originates from the Greek word Delphis, for "dolphin", as the individual flowers resemble a dolphin's nose.

Zone:

3

Height:

80-100 cm

Spread:

60-70 cm

Colour:

Blue
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Larkspur Growing and Maintenance Tips

Grows best in a fertile, well-drained, average to moist soil, in full sun. Shelter from strong winds is recommended. May require staking when the plant is about 30-40 cm tall. When new shoots appear in spring, remove all but two or three of the strongest stems for good, quality, flower spikes. On more established plants, leave five to seven, strong shoots. Deadheading may produce later blooms. Delphinium can be short-lived (2-3 yrs), although the 'New Millennium Series' have been bred to withstand more heat and humidity and are cold-hardy.


Delphinium elatum 'Million Dollar Blue' Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Butterflies
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Dried Flower/Foliage
Dried Flower/Foliage
Cut Flower/Foliage
Cut Flower/Foliage
Heat Tolerant
Heat Tolerant

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Moist to Average

Growth Rate

Medium

Flowering Time

Summer

Habit

Clumping
Upright
Compact

Foliage Color

Green

Landscape uses

Specimen
Foundation planting