Delphinium x grandiflorum ‘Blue Jay Premium’
‘BLUE JAY’ DELPHINIUM
Delphinium x grandiflorum ‘Blue Jay Premium’ is an elite and classy Delphinium.
With a purity of blue that you associate with a legendary “Blue Bird of Happiness”.
And the sight of it in flower certainly makes me happy.
Pure blue like the “blue bird of happiness”
Delphinium x grandiflorum ‘Blue Jay Premium’ bears glorious flower spires.
Packed with large, double, clear blue flowers, each with a dramatic black centre.
Blessed by the patron saint of gardeners and florists – because it blooms all through summer.
So providing lovely cut flowers, as well as impressive garden displays
Loads of flowers
Plant ‘Blue Jay’ in Sun to a little Part Shade.
And be generous with feeding and mulch, because ‘Blue Jay’ is a bird that rewards generosity with even plumper, taller, more flower laden spires.
It has stout, strong stems. But because it has such a big load of flowers it is well worth providing some support with a cage to spire up through, a tripod or a stake to support.
Robustly frost hardy
Delphinium x grandiflorum ‘Blue Jay Premium’ is robustly frost hardy.
As it is able to withstand frosts down to well below -20C, depending on conditions.
So it makes easy growing, low maintenance, perennial clumps, as long as it is generously fed.
Neat clump of pretty foliage.
Protect from snails in early spring.
1.2m High in stunningly blue flower spires x 45cm Wide base of foliage.
SEED SOWING ADVICE: QUICK & EASY
Sow Delphinium seeds in autumn, winter or spring.
INDOORS: First place seeds between two sheets of wet paper towel in a sealed plastic bag, and place in fridge for 36 hours.
Then remove, and sow the seeds in punnets on surface of good quality seed raising mix.
Now cover with 5mm of sieved mix or sandy grit.
And thoroughly moisten the whole punnet by standing in a shallow water bath, and allowing the moisture to percolate up to the surface of the mix from below.
Now place the moist, sown punnet in a warm, well-lit position (not in direct sunlight).
Temperatures of 18-21°C approx. are ideal for rapid and optimum germination.
And continue to keep moist by misting from a spray water bottle as required.
Most seedlings emerge in approx. 10-20 days.
But do not discard punnet as some seeds may come later. This is a natural process for this plant because it staggers the germination of it’s seeds to give them a better chance of sprouting into favourable weather conditions.
SEED COUNT: 20 seeds per pack approx.
(We always aim to exceed the stated seed count, and give a generous serve).
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