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DELPHINIUM( AURORA SERIES)
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The Aurora Series of larkspur includes plants that are vigorous, early flowering perennial that densely lines its tall flower spikes with blossoms. The deeply lobed, green foliage is accented by a showy display of semi-double (extra petals) flowers, on very tall spikes from late spring to midsummer. Butterflies and hummingbirds will visit the blossoms, called florets, which are available in a range of colors including white, purple, lavender and medium blue. This is an elatum-type delphinum group.
Delphiniums can grow in a variety of soil types but excel in fertile, well drained, slightly alkaline soil and full sun exposures. Aurora Series plants are unsurpassed for cutflowers, as well as border or bedding plants and perform well in containers. Stake the plant when the flower spike develops to prevent wind or rain from toppling it. Once the flower spike has finished blooming, cut it back to where the smaller flowering shoots are forming. A reblooming also may occur by early autumn. Contact with the leaves can cause skin irritation in many people. Watch for slugs and snails eating new spring growth.
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
42"-60" / 106.7cm - 152.4cm
2'-3' / 0.6m - 0.9m
Late Spring, Early Summer, Fall
Blue, Purple, Light Blue, Lavender
Bedding Plant, Container, Cutflower, Mixed Border
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