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Delphinium elatum 'Royal Aspirations'

Delphinium elatum 'Royal Aspirations' - Larkspur - Photo courtesy of Jelitto® Seed

Series: New Millennium™

More About Delphinium elatum 'Royal Aspirations'

  • Mixed shades of blue 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:

120-175 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 'Royal Aspirations' 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

Flowering Time

Summer

Habit

Clumping
Upright

Foliage Color

Green

 Suitable Substitutions for Delphinium elatum 'Royal Aspirations'