Delphinium Magic Fountains

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Magic Fountains Mix is a shorter variety of Larkspur. Only growing to 36 inches tall. Mixed colors with deeply cut foliage. No staking required. (Delphinium)
Zones 3 - 7
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Good For Cut Flowers
Plants For Small Spaces
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Plant Size28-36" tall , 14-18" wide
Bloom TimeEarly to mid summer
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Plant Information

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.

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Common Name
Larkspur
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
Soil Type
Loamy Soil
Soil Moisture
Well Draining
Advantages
Deer Resistant, Good For Cut Flowers, Plants For Small Spaces
Planting Time
Spring / Summer
Item Unit
Plant
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada
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