For all the complaints about delphiniums not liking our hot humid summers, our patch does marvellously. Grown from seed several years ago, a few new seedlings volunteer every spring, and replace the ones that die of old age or adverse conditions. In our side garden they morning sun, and shade by mid-afternoon).
||ordinary garden soil (not too dry)
|The 'Gletscherwasser' cultivar (seed-grown, so maybe not quite true) has light blue flowers; I've seen it referred to as one of the Pacific hybrids.
||This one, with deeper-blue, more sparsely spaced flowers with prominent bees, is the first one to bloom in our garden.
||Most of ours look more or less like this one
This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...
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|Jo||Jul 09, 2005||I live in NE Pennsylvania, this is the first time I have planted Delphinium elatum, they have already bloomed and the blooms have dropped off, what do I do for the rest of the summer or the fall.|
|sam||Jul 20, 2009||My delphinium elatum is dying from the root up. I have sprayed it with insectacidal soap but the leaves are turning yellow and drying up and dying. I have checked the soil around it but haven't seen anything of concern. Your advice.|
I'm no expert at plant ailments. Hopefully somebody will be able to chime in with advice.
|Jennie Coons||May 21, 2019||I have been gardening for over 25 years now, I specialize in fragrant old fashioned heirloom flowers and I start everything from seed because I have found that they are hardier and stronger then any hybrids and they smell awesome! I have less problems, more reseeding and lots more blooms! It may take longer to see the results but it is definitely worth it and you appreciate the end result much more! I also never use chemicals because these fragrant flowers attract more beneficial insects! Good luck and HAPPY GARDENING*|
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