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Delphinium 'Blue Jay' (delphinium)

Delphinium 'Blue Jay' (Delphinium)


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Position: full sun
Soil: fertile, well-drained soil
Rate of growth: average
Flowering period: June and July
Hardiness: fully hardy
Dense spires of semi-double, deep blue flowers with black eyes appear June and July on tall stems with deeply cut, mid-green leaves. This towering delphiniums are shorter lived than many other varieties and look fantastic grown as annuals or biennials as part of a cottage-garden scheme ortowards the back of a well-drained, sunny border, where they will addheight and bold splashes of colour. As cut flowers, they last longer than most delphiniums.Garden care: Protect young foliage against slug and snail damage in spring. Stakewith bamboo canes in mid-spring, before the flowers appear. During thegrowing season, apply a balanced liquid fertiliser every 2-3 weeks andwearing gloves cut back the faded flower-stems to a floweringside-shoot to encourage repeat flowering. At the end of autumn cut backand compost the faded flower-stems.

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