Helping You Become a More Successful Gardener
James H. Schutte
DELPHINIUM( MAGIC FOUNTAINS SERIES)
Magic Fountains Delphinium
Much shorter in stature than their taller counterparts, delphiniums in the Magic Fountains Series were bred for their compact size and floriferous nature. From late spring through early summer, these vigorous hybrids produce sturdy, upright spikes densely covered with semi-double flowers in shades of blue, pink, purple and white. These rise above low mounds of deeply lobed, rich green foliage and are visited by hummingbirds, bees and butterflies. Unlike typical tall-growing delphiniums, the stems of Magic Fountain Series hybrids do not usually require staking.
Delphiniums prefer full sun and moist, fertile, well-drained, slightly alkaline soil. Thriving in areas with cool to moderate summer weather, they falter when exposed to very hot temperatures. Taller varieties may require staking to prevent toppling, and windy sites should be avoided. After the flowers fade, promptly cut back the stems to encourage a second show of flowers in autumn. Monitor closely for slugs and snails in spring, as these can damage new growth.
The beautiful colors and striking vertical habit of delphiniums add drama to mixed beds and borders. Their gorgeous blooms also make outstanding 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
Full Sun, Partial Sun
24"-30" / 61.0cm - 76.2cm
15"-18" / 38.1cm - 45.7cm
Late Spring, Early Summer, Summer
White, Blue, Purple, Pink, Lavender
Bedding Plant, Cutflower, Mixed Border
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