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Delphinium Sweethearts

No longer available this season.
Tall, sturdy spikes of brilliant-pink blossoms add texture and color to the late spring garden, attracting butterflies and making for fabulous cut bouquets. (Deliphinium)
key features
Botanical Name
Delphinium elatum
Deer Resistant, Cut Flowers
Growing Zones
Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Soil Moisture
Well Draining
Mature Height
48-60" tall
Mature Spread
36" wide
Bloom Time
Late Spring to Mid Summer


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.