Botanical Name: Delphinium x cultorum Astolat
Common Name: Pacific Giant Delphinium Astolat
Category: Hardy Perennial
Seed Count: 50
Delphinium x cultorum Astolat, Pacific Giant Delphinium Astolat: Delightful, tall, satiny, rosy pink spires with a darkish bee. Ideal for the back of the border reaching 1.8m tall. Excellent cut flower. This clump forming perennial has large palmate and lobed leaves that form a neat mound below the spikes. Makes a bold statement when planted in groups, they will add height and a splash of colour in the border. Enjoys well-drained, sunny position, some moisture over the dryer months. 1.8m H x 90cm. 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.