An open area with lots of sun Wind protection Stakes What You'll Need. Only one PG seedling has recently returned, but it seems to be doing just fine. I've never grown them from seeds, just from 6 packs. Also known as Delphinium blight in the USA. It also seems to encourage the formation of more buds. I am not good when it comes to purposely not letting plants flower. I'm sorry we've not been able to rear the pupae to adulthood in order to be able to better identify the insect. I love the look of them and your pictures and descriptions are terribly tempting:-) Last spring it bloomed a beautiful cobalt blue, but then no repeat blooms. Their stalks and stems are almost pencil sized, 4x+ stronger than the Pacific Giants. You want to use something slow release – blood fish and bone, or a scattering of bone meal. I know why it's important, I'm just so greedy for those blooms! If delphiniums sit wet in their dormant winter season, they can die, so make sure you prevent this. Really impressive. Hot for us, mildly warm for you, eh? 4) Dying leaf tips – most likely from too much salt in your water or from not enough watering. After reading your description of how you plant them (which is more than I have done in the past ... usually I just dig a hole larger than the plant, throw in a little organic fertilzer and maybe some root stimulator and be done with it) I was thinking maybe it's not worth it. on Oct 15, 2009. The Milleniums have full flowers you can't see the stem behind, the PG's grow about 1' taller but the flowers are less attractive and more spaced apart. One of the most important things to keep in mind is that delphiniums don't like hot summersthey perform best in mild weather. Also from a few canna lily bulbs I spread around and in 2 years. I expect they'll be blooming in about 2 months. Delphinium Blue Butterfly - Common name:Perennial Larkspur, Larkspur - Delphinium grandiflorum Blue Butterfly is a choice flower for the hardy border, noted for its multitude of blossoms. The best crop I ever had was planted in the fall and I didn't use any fancy fertilizer. 4) Dying leaf tips – most likely from too much salt in your water or from not enough watering. They've held up without breaking through windstorms that broke branches off more rigid plants, but that's probably a result of having to deal with pretty much constant wind in their early spring growth - it seems to cause them to grow thicker stems with better wind resistance. As you can see from the picture, (Pacifig Giants on Left, Milleniums on right) they are both the same height, but the Milleniums have 4x or more vigor, or 4x bigger and healtheir than the Pacific Giants. Exactly what I'm talking about, look how skinny, weak, and thin & depressed the Pacific Giants are compared to the Milleniums just love life and just loaded with blooms and vigor. WeeNel. The sepal at the top of the floret has a tube extending backwards behind the flower. The major problem with PG's is they look inferior being right in with the Milleniums... it's not something I recommend people mix & match. Yes they are. What insect or disease would cause the flower stalks of my beautiful delphiniums to become twisted and their flower buds to curl and blacken? If it is present, there may be no new shoots in the spring. I have, in the past, only bought new plants. Definitely not a Delphinium. Otherwise, the heat makes crispy critters of them. To me, there is nothing like delphiniums. Transplant a Delphinium in 6 Steps Written by Doityourself Staff. Q. deadheading delphinium. I should have stuck to that ! I think planting them in the fall (in mild winter climates, at least) is key to getting them to do well and produce nice flowers. The delphinium is in a pot, not in the ground. What is the proper way to promote a second flowering of delphiniums? I will stand by just provide good care and hope for the best. In Anchorage everyone's delphiniums are succumbing to root maggots. They were grown from seed, never staked, fertilised once in spring and again in fall with a balanced fertiliser used on the entire garden, and I let them go to seed as much as they like. That doesn't look like Delphinium, the leaves in particular. They do look beautiful... you really did a great job. I planted what the tag said was a small Chinese Delphinium "Blue Mirror" in the summer of 2006, no blooms, but it grew well. I'm on Vancouver Island, Canada. Moreover, I have been in contact with friends in the Delphinium Society in the UK and former delphinium expert for the RHS who have never heard of this problem. I also have to stake each one, make sure they don't have too many flower stalks, and cut off flowers after bloom... they also like lots of water. Wondering if delphs would be good candidates for wintersowing? Your delphinium changed into something else!!!!!!! I agree with the chill period for the seeds...the grower I get mine from told me the same thing once, and he chills his seeds. I think it may be more a result of our climate being quite similar to Great Britain, (where delphiniums thrive,) than anything I've done, since as you can tell from my post, I tend to garden with the philosophy of benign neglect. The fences have only been there for about a year, prior to that, they had no wind protection whatsoever. Belladonna Group: Upright, loose and branching perennials with single flowers that grow 3 to 4 feet tall. Delphiniums are one of the most beautiful of summer's flowers. 5) Root tip dieback – again from either not enough water or too much salt in the water. 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