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Dramatic delphinium

By: Garden Gate staff
Turn heads and stop traffic with these gorgeous flowers.

Dramatic delphinium

Who wouldn’t want a few of those “ooooh-” and “ahhhh-”inspiring perennials in their garden?

Bees and hummingbirds are frequent visitors, taking advantage of each flower’s tasty meal. And if you live in USDA cold-hardiness zones 3 to 4, you’ll be happy to learn that this a super cold-hardy perennial.

Delphinium

Delphinium spp. and hybrid

Type Perennial

Blooms Blue, purple, white, cream, pink and red from late spring to summer

Light Full sun to part shade

Soil Moist, well-drained

Pests Slugs, occasional rot

Size 10 to 96 in. tall, 10 to 36 in. wide

Cold-hardy Some as hardy as USDA zones 3 to 9

Heat-tolerant AHS zones 9 to 1

Sources Annie’s Annuals & Perennials and Bluestone Perennials, Inc.

Published: May 30, 2017
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