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Delphinium species /Delphinium

Delphinium species  / Delphinium species
A spike of flowers
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A spike of flowers

Several varieties of delphiniums

Flowers open from bottom of spike

Growing in a cutting bed

Close-up of flowers

A spike ready to be cut

Florets from four varieties

In late April in Louisiana

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Scientific Name: Delphinium species
Common Name: Delphinium
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 1-2 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: Various
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Medium
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Annuals for the Cool or Cold Season
Deer Resistant-Tolerant Plants
Plants for Xeriscapes
Comments: Where winters are mind, young plants are put into the garden in fall and flower in the spring. In colder climates they are planted in spring and flower in summer and fall. Delphiniums may be annuals, biennuals or perennials.