Delphinium elatum 'Pagan Purples'
Series: New Millennium™
More About Delphinium elatum 'Pagan Purples'
- Single or double blooms in shades of dark blue, deep purple and mauve
- Sturdy, upright stems with large, deeply divided, mid-green leaves
- Bred for their improved vigour and heat tolerance
- 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 'Pagan Purples' Characteristics
Moist to Average