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Delphinium Blue Indulgence

Delphinium Blue Indulgence

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This is a specially selected clone with triple-layered rich blue flowers. Very sturdy full columns for an exceptionally showy garden effect. Good for cutting.
Botanical name: Delphinium Elatum 'Blue Indulgence' 
Form: Perennial
Hardiness Zone: 3-8
Flower Color: Rich blue
Foliage Type: Deeply lobed leaves with three to seven toothed, pointed lobes in a palmate shape. 
Bloom time: June-August
Height: 4 ft 
Spread: 12 inches
Light requirements: Full sun
Plant depth: 1 inch of soil over top of root crown

See "Growing Tips" for more detailed instructions
Tips and Growing Instructions

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Delphinium plants prefer moist, cool summers and do not fare well in hot, dry weather. In cooler climates, grow delphinium plants in a sunny area. Gentle morning sun is preferable to the delphinium plants, which are picky about extreme differences in temperatures. Provide afternoon shade, especially when planted in hotter zones. If the gardener provides these conditions, the showy blooms are sure to appear.

Plant this specimen in the spring. Prepare the soil, mixing in 2 to 4 inches of compost. Dig a hole in the garden that allows the root crown to be covered with 1-2 inches of soil. Delphinium plants need well-draining soil that is consistently moist and will not dry out. Mulch helps retain moisture and keeps roots cool. This plant will appreciate soil that is neutral to slightly alkaline. In the spring, broadcast lime, wood ashes, or a mixture of the two to ensure an alkaline environment. Care of delphinium should include regular fertilization in spring when the plant begins to grow, and during the flowering period. Work in well-composted organic material such as rotted cow manure, or use a basic 10-10-10 granular fertilizer.

An important aspect of caring for the thought-to-be-difficult delphinium is deadheading the first blooms in early summer. Remove flower stalks when blooms are spent. When all blooms are removed and moisture and fertilization requirements are met, the gardener can expect bountiful blooms in late summer or early autumn.


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We begin shipping our bulbs in mid-February through Spring. Despite what you may have heard, Spring planting of bulbs is not a bad thing, and in fact, there are many advantages to planting in Spring. Visit our Spring Planting page to learn more. Upon arriving, your bulbs and most of your perennials may show signs of growth such as green leaves and sprouts - this is okay and transportation during this time should not harm the plants.

All bulbs and perennials should be planted in your garden as soon as possible to ensure the best success. If you must delay planting, open the bags to permit air circulation and place them out of direct sunlight in a cool, well-ventilated room. Do not place the bulbs where they can freeze. If you have the space, storing the bulbs in the refrigerator is another excellent way to “hold them” prior to planting. If you choose this method of storing your bulbs, be sure not to store fruit with them, as this is detrimental to bulbs.

Plant outdoors when the ground is no longer frozen and the conditions have improved for your zone.

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