Thursday, 25 February 2016


Delphinium ‘Blue Bird’ is a Pacific Giant Delphinium in the family Ranunculaceae suitable for USDA Zones: 2-9. Delphiniums are the stars of the early summer border. Plants form a low mound of deeply-cut green leaves, bearing tall spikes of satiny flowers. This selection has beautiful clear blue petals, with a white centre, or “bee”. Removing faded spikes at the base will encourage repeat blooming in Autumn. 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. Use a high phosphorus fertiliser each year, in early spring. Take caution, as this plant is harmful if eaten!

This post is part of the Floral Friday Fotos meme.

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