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This is the delphinium for gardeners who don't want the bother of the 4 to 6 ft. Pacific Hybrids. Magic Fountain Delphiniums are simply a shorter form.
Although the flowers are similar, these shorter delphiniums are less trouble for the gardener, requiring less staking and less worrying about broken stems due to wind and rain.
Choose the right spot.This is important. These plants need excellent well-drained soil, rich in humus. And maybe even more important, they need some protection from the wind and rain. Blowing wind and rain can ruin them, just when you're expecting the big bloom. Don't let that happen. Choose some spot with something behind them--a wall, a tall strong plant, something.
Enjoy! Watch after them as they grow, water and feed often, and once you begin to see buds, and then blooms, you'll know what all the buzz is about. These flowers are so exquisite, they put others to shame. The growth habit is a lot like hollyhocks, but comparing delphiniums to hollyhocks is like comparing a brand new Mercedes to a nice old Ford. If you're new to delphiniums, you're growing a spectacular "wall of flowers", unlike anything you've ever grown before.
|Botanical Name||Delphinium Magic Fountain Mix|
|Zones||3, 4, 5, 6, 7|
|Light Requirements||Full Sun|
|Mature Height||28-36" tall|
|Estimated Mature Spread||14-18" wide|
|Bloom Time||Early to mid summer|
|Planting Depth||Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.|
|Ships As||Potted Plant|
|Planting Time||Spring / Summer|
|Soil Type||Loamy Soil|
|Soil Moisture||Well Draining|
|Advantages||Deer Resistant, Cut Flowers|
|Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada||No|
All orders will ship the week of May 16th.
As soon as your order is placed you will receive an order confirmation email that will include your shipping information. We ship perennials and spring-planted bulbs at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennials and spring-planted bulb orders will arrive separately from seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment, there is no additional shipping charge. See our shipping information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you need express shipping or have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (877) 309-7333 or contact us by email.
You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Your order is scheduled to arrive at your door, fresh and ready to plant, usually within 3-5 days of leaving our warehouse, depending on your shipping address. We pack our plants to withstand up to 10 days in transit, in the event transit is delayed. We cannot guarantee arrival on a specific day. Please make sure to open your package upon receipt and follow the instructions included.
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Comments about American Meadows Delphinium Magic Fountains:
Blooms were beautiful and long-lasting.
Service and delivery comments:
Unfortunately, of the 3 plants I ordered, only one survived after arrival. I planted them all right away with the hope that this would allow a recovery, but no.
They were not in good shape when I got them - one had pretty much lost all its leaves and was a goner pretty quickly. A second damaged one hung in for a week or so, but then died. The one plant that arrived in good shape did well over the summer, and had lots of long-lasting blooms. I had discarded all the packaging, so I didn't contact anyone about a refund or replacement plants. I suppose I should have.
To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.
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