Delphinium elatum 'Million Dollar Blue'
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
The genus name 'Delphinium' originates from the Greek word Delphis, for "dolphin", as the individual flowers resemble a dolphin's nose.
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
Moist to Average