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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.

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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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