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Delphinium staphisagria


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Flower colour





Half hardy

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photo by Carole Drake, copyright GAP Photos (114790)

Plant details

Delphinium staphisagria is an elegant and upright herb with beautiful bluish-gray flowers. It is one of the rarer varieties of the Delphinium family but it is becoming more popular and works very well in a border with flowers appearing from May to August. It is a native of Southern Europe where it was often found growing in waste spaces. Like most Delphiniums it loves full sun and won't be succesful in the shade.

Family: Ranunculaceae

Genus: Delphinium

Species: staphisagria

Plant type: Biennial

Flower colour: Blue

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Moist

Hardiness: Half hardy

Skill level: Experienced

Height: 100cm

Spread: 45cm

Flowering period: May to August

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