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DELPHINIUM 'Mistral Blue'

Image of Delphinium 'Mistral Blue' (MISTRAL SERIES)

Family

Ranunculaceae

Botanical Name

DELPHINIUM 'Mistral Blue'( MISTRAL SERIES)

Plant Common Name

Delphinium, Larkspur, Mistral Blue Delphinium

General Description

This compact delphinium is a selection of Delphinium grandiflorum, a short lived herbaceous perennial native to eastern Asia. Appearing in late spring and sometimes again in summer, the delicate, branched sprays of sky-blue flowers are a nice compliment to the narrow, green foliage.

Delphiniums prefer moist, fertile, well-drained soil, full sun, and relatively cool summers. Prune severely after flowering to promote rebloom. This plant is ideal for cut flowers and for bedding, containers, and mixed borders. It can be used as a winter annual in areas with mild climates.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    8 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    3 - 8

  • 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

  • Height

    18"-30" / 45.7cm - 76.2cm

  • Width

    9"-12" / 22.9cm - 30.5cm

  • Bloom Time

    Late Spring, Summer

  • Native To

    Eastern Asia

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Neutral, Alkaline

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Loam

  • Growth Rate

    Fast

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Upright/Erect

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    Blue

  • Fruit Color

    Brown

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Green

  • Fragrant Flowers

    No

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single

  • Repeat Bloomer

    Yes

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    No

  • Foliage Texture

    Medium

  • Foliage Sheen

    Matte

  • Evergreen

    No

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Bedding Plant, Container, Cutflower, Mixed Border

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Hummingbirds, Butterflies

  • Self-Sowing

    Yes