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DELPHINIUM 'Red Caroline'
Delphinium, Red Caroline Delphinium
The vivid carmine-pink flowers of delphinium ‘Red Caroline’ bring exciting color to the usual blue and purple palette typical of these beloved perennials. Bearing hints of coral and rose, its semi-double flowers are densely borne on compact spikes atop mounds of rich green, deeply lobed foliage. They appear from early to midsummer, and may be visited by bees, butterflies and hummingbirds.
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 avoid toppling, and windy sites should be avoided. After the flowers fade, promptly cut back the stems to encourage a possible 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 - 1
4 - 7
A1, A2, A3, 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Full Sun, Partial Sun
30'-36' / 9.1m - 11.0m
18"-24" / 45.7cm - 61.0cm
Early Summer, Summer, Early Fall
Spring, Summer, Fall
Pink, Rose, Coral
Bedding Plant, Cutflower, Feature Plant, Mixed Border
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