Helping You Become a More Successful Gardener
James H. Schutte
DELPHINIUM 'Aurora Blue'( AURORA SERIES)
Aurora Blue Delphinium, Delphinium, Larkspur
Delphinium ‘Aurora Blue’ bears tall, densely packed spires of vivid blue, semi-double flowers which grace the garden from late spring to midsummer. Each individual blossom of this vigorous hybrid is decorated with a small white “bee”, or central tuft of stamens. The bright blooms arise from basal clumps of deeply lobed, rich green foliage, and are visited by butterflies and hummingbirds.
Plant delphiniums in full sun and fertile, well-drained, slightly alkaline soil which receives regular moisture. They endure best when grown in areas with cool to moderate summer weather, and falter when exposed to very hot temperatures. Their tall flowering stems may require staking to prevent toppling, and windy sites should be avoided. After the flowers fade, promptly cut back the stems to any lower flowering side shoots to encourage extended blooming. The plants may produce a second display of flowers by mid-autumn. Monitor closely for slugs and snails in spring, as these can damage new growth.
Delphiniums bring dramatic vertical appeal and gorgeous color to the perennial border or cottage garden. Their striking blooms are also highly prized as cut flowers. Often short-lived, these perennials are frequently treated as annuals or biennials, particularly in areas with long, hot summers.
8 - 3
3 - 7
A1, A2, A3, 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
3'-4' / 0.9m - 1.2m
2'-3' / 0.6m - 0.9m
Late Spring, Early Summer, Summer, Fall
Spring, Summer, Fall
Blue, Blue Violet
Bedding Plant, Cutflower, Mixed Border
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