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.
Gorgeous tall spires of deep blue flowers with a bright white central eye. Delphiniums look wonderful planted in bold clumps towards the back of a well-drained, sunny border. For the best results stake well, protect from slugs and snails and feed with sheep pellets. Perennial.
Colour: Blue / White Habit: Clump forming Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 1.5m
Tall spires of deep rich purple flowers highlighted with a white central zone usually referred to as a 'bee'. Stunning! Plant in a sunny position in nice humus rich soil. It may be helpful to provide a support stake 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.
Colour: Purple / White Habit: Clump forming Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 1.2m x 0.4m
Divine New Delphiniums! Raspberry red flowers with a white centre that grace a good sized spire will be well admired from spring into summer. There is nothing quite like delphiniums in the garden and the slugs and snails all agree so do make sure you put out plenty of slug and snail killer. Perennial
Colour: Red / Pink Habit: Clump forming Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 100cm x 50cm
Tall spires of beautiful blue frilly flowers highlighted by a central white 'bee'. Delightful for the back of the border. Plant in sun or part shade and stake if you have a windy garden. Prefers well drained humus rich soil and responds to being fed with Sheep Pellets. Perennial.
Colour: Blue Habit: Clump forming Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 1.2m x 0.5m
An award winning Delphium bred right here in NZ. A real 'Sweetie' with tall spires of large frilly flowers in tones of pink highlighted with a central white zone called a 'bee'. Plant in a sunny spot in nice humus rich soil. Support with a stake if you have a windy garden. Perennial.
Delphiniums love organic matter and respond well to being fed with Sheep Pellets. 'Sweethearts' was trialled at the RHS gardens and performed so well that they were give an Award of Garden Merit.
Colour: Pink Habit: Clump forming Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 100cm x 50cm