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DELPHINIUM 'Magic Fountains Dark Blue with Dark Bee'

Image of Delphinium 'Magic Fountains Dark Blue with Dark Bee' (MAGIC FOUNTAINS SERIES)

Family

Ranunculaceae

Botanical Name

DELPHINIUM 'Magic Fountains Dark Blue with Dark Bee'( MAGIC FOUNTAINS SERIES)

Plant Common Name

Delphinium, Larkspur, Magic Fountains Deep Blue Delphinium

General Description

The dwarf stature of 'Magic Fountains Deep Blue' makes it more functional than taller delphiniums. In late spring to early summer, this vigorous perennial produces dense, upright spikes covered with rich blue flowers. These rise above a low mound of deeply cut, crisp, dark green leaves.

Plant this dwarf, Pacific Hybrid delphinium in full to part sun and fertile soil with good drainage. It does not appreciate areas with markedly hot and humid summers and will wane in the heat. Enjoy 'Magic Fountains Deep Blue' in sunny mixed borders, cottage gardens or container plantings. Its flowers are very attractive to bees and butterflies and are great for cutting. Its lower stature are much better suited to windy areas where taller varieties are damaged, or in smaller garden or container applications.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    8 - 3

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    3 - 7

  • Sunset Zone

    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

  • Plant Type

    Perennial

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Partial Sun

  • Height

    24"-30" / 61.0cm - 76.2cm

  • Width

    15"-18" / 38.1cm - 45.7cm

  • Bloom Time

    Late Spring, Early Summer, Summer

  • Native To

    Hybrid Origin

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Loam, Sand

  • Growth Rate

    Medium

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Upright/Erect

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    Indigo, Dark Blue

  • Fruit Color

    Green, Brown

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Dark Green

  • Fragrant Flowers

    Yes

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single

  • Repeat Bloomer

    No

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    No

  • Foliage Texture

    Coarse

  • Foliage Sheen

    Glossy

  • Evergreen

    No

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Bedding Plant, Container, Cutflower, Mixed Border

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Butterflies

  • Self-Sowing

    Yes