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Delphinium elatum 'Purple Passion'

Delphinium elatum 'Purple Passion' - Larkspur - Photo courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.

Series: New Millennium™

More About Delphinium elatum 'Purple Passion'

  • Purple flowers with a white centre
  • Sturdy, upright stems with large, deeply divided, mid-green leaves
  • Bred for their improved vigour and heat tolerance
  • 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:

125-150 cm

Spread:

60-70 cm

Colour:

Purple
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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 'Purple Passion' Characteristics

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

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Moist to Average

Growth Rate

Medium

Flowering Time

Summer

Habit

Clumping
Upright

Foliage Color

Green