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DELPHINIUM 'Summer Stars'

Image of Delphinium 'Summer Stars' (SUMMER SERIES)

Yoder Brothers

Family

Ranunculaceae

Botanical Name

DELPHINIUM 'Summer Stars'( SUMMER SERIES)

Plant Common Name

Delphinium, Larkspur, Summer Stars Delphinium

General Description

The diminutive size and floriferous nature of delphinium 'Summer Stars' make this sweet garden perennial especially desirable. From early to midsummer it produces short, sturdy, well-branched stems covered generously with single, pure white flowers. The spurred, five-petaled blooms appear above low mounds of rich green, deeply divided foliage, and may be visited by bees and butterflies.

Plant ‘Summer Stars’ in full sun and moist, fertile, well-drained, slightly alkaline soil. As with other delphiniums, it thrives in areas with cool to moderate summer weather, and may falter when exposed to very hot temperatures. After the flowers fade, promptly cut back the stems to encourage continued reblooming. Monitor closely for slugs and snails in spring, as these can damage new growth.

The short stature and long-blooming habit of this outstanding hybrid make it perfect for containers or the front of mixed beds and borders. Its lovely blooms also make outstanding cut flowers. Often short-lived, this perennial may be treated as an annual or biennial, particularly in areas with long, hot summers.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    8 - 1

  • 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

    10"-14" / 25.4cm - 35.6cm

  • Width

    10"-12" / 25.4cm - 30.5cm

  • Bloom Time

    Late Spring, Early Summer, Summer, Late Summer

  • Native To

    Hybrid Origin

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    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

    White

  • Fruit Color

    Green, 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

    No