Delphinium 'Bruce'

Delphinium 'Bruce'

Larkspur

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Delphinium 'Bruce'
  • Common name: Larkspur
  • Plant type: Perennial

Height: 1.8m

Spread: 75cm

Flower colour:
  • Purple
Foliage colour:
  • Green
  • Features: Flowers

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Delphiniums bear tall upright spikes laden with intensely-coloured flowers. They're a traditional staple of cottage garden schemes, providing height and a touch of drama to ornamental borders. The flowers are loved by bees and are superb for cutting.

Delphinium 'Bruce' bears velvety flowers in a deep purple, with buff eyes. It's ideal for growing towards the back of a sunny border, and works well with flowers in other shades of blue.

For best results grow Delphinium 'Bruce' in moist but well-drained soil in full sun. Although their 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. 

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Aspect: South facing, West facing
  • Position in border: Middle, Back
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Maintenance: Prefers rich soil
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

  • Effects: Harmful if ingested

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