Plant Information

Delphinium Guardian Blue

Growing Information:
Culture Guidelines
Plant Details:

Scientific Name: Delphinium elatum

Common Name: Delphinium

Hardiness Zone: 4a - 7b

Hardiness Degree: -30°F (-34.4°C)

Blooming Season: Early Spring, Spring

Plant Habit: Upright

Characteristics: Attracts Hummingbirds, Attracts Bees, Attracts Butterflies, Low Maintenance, Poisonous, Frost Tolerant

Water: Light

Fertilize: Once a month

Spacing: 10 - 14" (25 - 36cm)

Height: 30 - 39" (76 - 99cm)

Width: 10 - 12" (25 - 30cm)

Exposure: Sun

General Information: Great choice for professional cut flower growers - all colors bloom within days of each other.

Grower Information:

A breeding breakthrough, with very uniform blooming within each variety, especially under short days so you can program to meet ship dates. Multi-use Guardian works well as a tall landscape/perennial variety, as a commercial cut flower, and in potted plant programs. Up to 6 weeks faster from transplant to bloom than O.P. types means more turns per sq. ft./metre of greenhouse space. As a greenhouse cut flower, Guardian can be grown under the same conditions as dianthus and snapdragons. Produces excellent stem quality for good cut flower shipability. Suitable as a greenhouse cut flower or for garden cut flower production.

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