Delphinium
Delphinium 'Magic Fountains Sky Blue White Bee'

Family: Ranunculaceae (ra-nun-kew-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Delphinium (del-FIN-ee-um) (Info)
Cultivar: Magic Fountains Sky Blue White Bee
Additional cultivar information:(Magic Fountains series)

Category:

Perennials

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)

USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Light Blue

Medium Blue

Bloom Time:

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Foliage:

Deciduous

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Lake Forest, California

Colorado Springs, Colorado

Denver, Colorado

Hampton, Illinois

Westchester, Illinois

Urbandale, Iowa

Billerica, Massachusetts

Mason, Michigan

Jefferson, New York

Equinunk, Pennsylvania

Knoxville, Tennessee

Austin, Texas

Kirkland, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Jul 1, 2006, SW_gardener from (Zone 6a) wrote:

I've read that alot of Delphiniums can be short lived.......but not this one! I've had it for 10+ years and it's still growing well. Not as big as it once was, but it's never been divided.
I love it! It's the first Delphinium I ever tried and the only one I've ever been able to keep alive, all others have died.
Highly recommended!!!

June 9 2009: I've had this plant going on 13 years now and it's better then ever! Last year we moved so I brought it with me and planted it in a new full sun location and this year it's looking better then ever :)

Positive

On Jun 3, 2005, Gindee77 from Hampton, IL (Zone 5a) wrote:

This plant comes back better each year. It's a beautiful companion plant to roses and it's interesting foliage and rare blue blooms add texture and color to the garden.