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My Experience with Growing Delphiniums

It is common for me to bring home plants that I had no idea how to keep happy. The foilage looks so green or the flower was just too pretty to pass up.  Most of the time the price is hard to refuse!  In this post, I share a few tips and tricks on growing a healthy delphiniums. 

My Experience with Delphiniums

delphiniums bloom in late summer

garden center where you can get a 4 cell pack of delphiniums for under $2!  NO JOKE… when I remember it is common for me to bring a few home.  I’ve added this plant randomly to different areas of my gardens.  Unfortunately, I’ve only had luck having the plant reappear in a really bad location.  This location happens to be right off my porch next to ‘Birds Nest’ Pine that keeps getting bigger each year.

Above are a few images of what the Sadowski garden center looks like in early Spring.  You have to come early to get the goods so follow their Facebook to find out when they are open.  Check out my video interview I did featuring Eric Sadowski and his lovely young family at the garden center.

About the Delphiniums

Delphiniums in Restaurant Garden

Delphiniums are also known as Larkspur and are a member of the Ranunculaceae family.  Below are a few facts I find useful when growing this perennial in my home garden.

  • Hardiness Zone: 4a-7b
  • Hardiness Degree: -30°F (-34.4°C)
  • Blooms: Early Spring, Spring
  • Plant Habit: Upright
  • Characteristics: Attracts Bees, Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Low Maintenance, Frost Tolerant
  • Water: light because the plant doesn’t like soggy soil.
  • Fertilize: I use mulch mixed with aged horse manure.
  • Sun: Full to part shade is recommended.

The blooms on the delphiniums are something to see so be sure to take lots of photos of them as they arrive.  The plant starts blooming in my garden in early summer to mid-summer.  If I am lucky and get a somewhat cool Autumn the plant blooms again.

If you are looking to add Delphiniums to your home garden you can find them at garden centers as I mentioned or try growing from seed.  I find it best to plant the starter plant in early spring so it can get established in the garden.

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I would love to hear from you.  Have you grow Delphiniums in your home garden?  Be sure to reach out on my social media links provide in this post and connect on my website.  I look forward to sharing with you more perennials I enjoy in my home garden.

Happy Gardening,

Bren Haas

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