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This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
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Other common names
delphinium 'Rosy Future'
Delphinium can be annuals, biennials or perennials, with palmately lobed basal leaves and showy bowl-shaped flowers in spikes, racemes or panicles
'Rosy Future' is a perennial cultivar that produces a sturdy spike of lilac-rose flowers with black and white central bees in mid summer. To around 1.2m in height
Toxicity All parts may cause severe discomfort if ingested and may irritate skin
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or West-facing or East-facing
MoistureMoist but well-drained
SoilSand, Chalk, Loam, Clay
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Grow in a fertile, well-drained soil in full sun; shelter from strong winds and stake well (see staking perennials). Apply a balanced liquid every couple of weeks in the growing season. For the best flower spikes thin shoots when 7cm high to leave a minimum of 2-3 shoots on young plants and 5-7 shoots on established plants
Propagate by taking pencil thick basal cuttings in early spring or propagate by seed in spring or autumn
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds Cut Flowers
City & Courtyard Gardens Cottage & Informal Garden
Pruning Deadhead spent flower spikes. After flowering, cut down all growth to ground level. Feeding and watering should then produce a second flowering in autumn
Pests May be attacked by leaf miners and caterpillars. Slugs and snails are likely to damage new growth in early spring
May be subject to powdery mildews if too dry, delphinium black blotch, crown rot and a virus
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