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Delphinium 'Black Knight Group'

Delphinium

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Key information

Plant type

Hardy perennial

Flower colour

Purple

Feature

Flowers

Hardiness

Hardy

Skill level

Experienced

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Plant details

Delphiniums are one of the classic flowers of the traditional summer garden. Their tall upright spikes laden with intensely-coloured flowers are a feature of herbaceous borders, where they are best grown near the back to add height and drama. The plants look best grown in a group with several other varieties in shades of blue and cream. Although the flowering season is quite short, delphiniums can often be coaxed into producing a few later flowers if the flower spikes are cut down as soon as the blooms are over. Black Knight Group produces gorgeous deep purple flowers with black eyes.

Family: Ranunculaceae

Genus: Delphinium

Cultivar: Black Knight Group

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: Purple

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Chalky/alkaline, Moist

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Experienced

Height: 170cm

Spread: 75cm

Time to divide plants: March to April

Flowering period: June to July


Reader reviews

mozwell

I think your team is great, and you have taught me well. I have been gardening now for 3 years still learning, My best gardener is Geoff Hamilton, I find a lot of inspartion from him.


margarita21

I have recently discovered this plant and I am now learning how to protect it over winter. Your instructions are very clear and helpful.
Many thanks.


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