Botanical Name: Delphinium belladonna Bellemosum Dark Blue
Common Name: Larkspur Bellemosum Dark Blue
Category: Hardy Perennial
Seed Count: 50
Delphinium belladonna Bellemosum Dark Blue, Larkspur Bellemosum Dark Blue: Belladonna delphiniums or Larlspur are a cross between D. elatum and D. cheilanthum. They produce loosely branched spikes of elf cap shaped single flowers of dark violet blue. The plants are multi-branching and grow to just 90cm tall, and around 30cm wide. They are suitable for most gardens and do not need staking in most situations. They make excellent lasting cut flowers and have good mildew resistance and are very hardy, able to withstand temperatures down to minus -30 degrees C. Cut back the plants and they will re-bloom until frosts. Enjoys full sun in well drained soil. 90cm H x 30cm W.
Sow Delphinium seeds onto good quality compost or seed raising mix during late winter spring for a summer planting. Sow seed on the surface of compost. Water from the base of tray to moisten the compost then drain. We recommend germinating at 15-20 degrees C keep moist at all times, by watering from the base of the tray, do not saturate. Germination is in 15 to 20 days. Remove from the heat propagator once germination has occurred. Pot on seedlings to harden off and mature before finally planting out in the garden once all danger of frost has passed. Fully frost hardy in the second season.