These would just have to be the queen of all perennials and surprisingly the most cold tolerant plant that you can imagine with brand new foliage capable of pushing its way through even snow. This perennial just loves a good rich position in full sun and is easily grown. Mind the slugs with the new emerging leaves as they must be just delicious.
Drop dead gorgeous - these 'Black-eyed Angels' have tall spires of white flowers with an attractive dark eye usually described as a 'bee'. Plant in a sunny position in nice humus rich soil. It could be helpful to provide a stake for support if you live in a windy spot. Perennial.
Delphiniums are gross feeders i.e. they like lots of tucker, especially organic matter. They respond well to being planted with sheep pellets. Check out our How To page for more tips.
Colour: White / Black Habit: Clump forming Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 1.2m x 0.4m
This sweet little Delphinium has a compact habit and long flowering period from spring through to autumn. The bright blue flowers are set against green foliage and appear on dainty stems. Feed and dead-head regularly for best results. Nice for the front of the border. Perennial.
Colour: Blue Habit: Clump forming Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 30cm x 20cm
Large heads of clear medium-blue petals, with a dark centre, or “bee”. Removing faded spikes at the base will encourage repeat blooming in fall. In hot, humid summer regions, plants do not usually last more than 2 to 3 years. Plants are often attacked by mildew in mid summer; simply cut back hard to encourage fresh foliage. 120 x 180 cm
Sturdy tall stems of the prettiest semi-double to double sky blue blooms highlighted with a central white 'bee'. Really special for the back of the border. Plant in nice humus rich soil that is well drained, sun to part shade. Support with a stake if you live in a windy spot. Perennial.
Colour: Blue / White Habit: Clump forming Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 1.2m x 0.4m
A Hybrid Bee Delphinium, 'Cobalt Dreams' is a sport of 'Royal Aspirations' with even richer blue blooms. Every bloom on 'Cobalt Dreams' is a dazzling true cobalt color with a pure white bee. The uniform color and growth of 'Cobalt Dreams' ensures a magnificent architectural effect when planted en masse. Cobalt dreams is a strong upright plant that never needs staking
Tall spires of beautiful, double, white frilly flowers will make a strong impact at the back of the border. Something really special especially if you like a soft romantic look in the garden. Plant in sun to part shade in nice humus rich soil that is well drained. Perennial.
Colour: White Habit: Clump forming Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 1.2m x 0.4m
A NZ bred hybrid Delphinium showing good weather and disease resistance. Tall spires of warm dusky pink blooms with soft brown centre make this a stand out plant for the back of the border. Happiest in a sunny position. Stake well, protect from slugs and snails and feed with sheep pellets. Perennial.
Colour: Pink Habit: Clump forming Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 1.6m
Tall Delphinium 'Sir Galahad' will create an abundance of purest white flowers, towering over compact, dark green leaves. For the best results protect the young foliage against slug-damage in spring and stake the slender stems well before the flowers appear. Plant to the back of the mixed border in a sunny position.
Colour: White Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 1.2m
Sturdy tall stems of frilly and frothy white blooms accented with flashes pale green. Really special for the back of the border. Plant in nice humus rich soil that is well drained, sun to part shade. Support with a stake if you live in a windy spot. Feed with Sheep Pellets. Perennial.
Colour: White / Green Habit: Clump forming Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 1.2m x 0.5m