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Delphinium 'Purple Ruffles'

Delphinium

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Key information

Plant type

Hardy perennial

Flower colour

Purple

Feature

Flowers

Hardiness

Hardy

Skill level

Experienced

photo by John Glover, copyright GAP Photos (25386)

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.

Family: Ranunculaceae

Genus: Delphinium

Cultivar: Purple Ruffles

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: Purple

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Experienced

Height: 180cm

Spread: 75cm

Time to divide plants: March to April


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