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Scientific name: Delphinium elatum    del-fin-e-um e-la-tum

Common name: Delphinium

Design Characteristics

Height  3-6 ft
Spread  12-24"
Form  upright spike
Texture  medium
Flower color  white
 purple
 blue

 single to semi-double
Leaf color  green
Time of bloom  July-August

Horticultural Characteristics

Light
requirement
 full sun to part shade
Soil
requirement
 well drained
Propagation
method
 seed
 basal cuttings in spirng
USDA Hardiness Zone   2-9

Miscellaneous

Peculiarities/Problems   slugs are a major pest 
 crown rot in clay soils
 leaf blights
 powdery mildew
Uses  back of border
 cut flower
Comments  heavy feeders (high fertilizer requirements)
 needs to be staked
 remove spent blooms to encourage more blooming