Delphinium: Our Favorite Flowers

Delphinium: Our Favorite Flowers

Delphinium Fenella

Delphinium Fenella

©2008, Dorling Kindersley Limited

2008, Dorling Kindersley Limited

Delphinium is a traditional, old variety producing tall spikes of purple-tinged, gentian-blue flowers with black eyes.

Hummingbirds love delphinium, which blooms in early summer. Height for these perennials can average anywhere from 2 to 8 feet tall, depending on variety. Delphinium requires rich soil, and areas with relatively cool summers.

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