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.
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