Blue Butterfly Delphinium

Blue Butterfly Delphinium

Delphinium grandiflorum 'Blue Butterfly'

$16.50

Different from tall spiky delphiniums this dwarf variety features well-branched intense cobalt-blue blooms with purple splotches on petal tips in late spring. Forms a low, bushy mound of fern-like deep green foliage. Although not long lived, it will self sow wherever happy.

TYPE Perennial SUN Full Sun
HEIGHT 1.5 ft SOIL Moist
SPREAD 1.5 ft FLOWER Late Spring, Blue, Purple
ZONE 2 FRUIT Non-edible
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Latin Name: Delphinium grandiflorum 'Blue Butterfly'
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Growth Rate:

Medium growth rate

Foliage:

Loose, free-branching lacy green foliage

Birds/Bees/Hummingbirds:

Attracts hummingbirds, bees and butterflies

Deer/Rabbit:

Deer and rabbit resistant

Applications:

Used as a border plant, in edging or in a massed planting

Other:

Requires protection from the wind

Notes:

 Common Concerns: Toxic. Short-lived (2-3 years)

Pests:

Slugs can be destructive

Disease/Problems:

Suspectible to diseases

Cut/Dried Flower:

Beautiful use as a cut or dried flower

Containers:

Great for planting in containers

Ornamental Features:

Blooms in late spring

Sun:

Plant in a full sun location

Drainage:

Requires average, moist well-drained conditions

Maintenance:

Low maintenance

Pruning:

Remove faded flower heads regularly to encourage repeat blooming; Should be cut back in fall

Edible/Medicinal Uses:

CAUTION: POSIONOUS

Additional information

Pot Size

#1 Pot