Delphinium x cultorum 'Dusky Maidens'
150 - 180 cm
July - August
fertile, well drained, humus rich
acid - neutral - alkaline
Delphinium is a large genus in the buttercup family, Ranunculaceae, with around 300 species. Most are tall perennials with a distribution in temperate regions of the northern hemisphere, reaching south to mountainous areas in Africa. Garden cultivars are numerous and more widely grown in gardens than the species.
Division in spring.
Seed sown in March.
Seed just covered and kept at 22°C (72°F) until germination. After germination it should be kept at a lower temperature with plenty of light so the plants won't become lanky.
A strain from the New Millenium series with dusky pink flowers. Needs good shelter and staking.