Growing guide

How to grow perennial delphiniums

Few plants can match perennial delphiniums for their vibrant, statuesque flowers that hold centre stage in early summer. Good for beds, borders and as cut flowers, delphiniums grow best in a sunny position in soil that's been improved with garden compost.

Quick facts

  • Plant in fertile soil in full sun
  • Tall cultivars need staking and shelter from wind
  • Deadhead for more flowers
  • Make new plants from seeds or by division
  • Many attract butterflies and other pollinating insects
  • Protect new growth from slug and snail damage

All you need to know

Before you get started
Ongoing care
Pruning and training
While we think all this information will be helpful to you, we always recommend to read the instruction labels on your plants.

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