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 Delphinium  Belladonna ' Casablanca '

 

Excellent cut flower. 'Casablanca' is a white flowering cultivar in the Belladonna Group, which is made up of several hybrid cultivars resulting from crosses of Delphinium elatum, D.cheilanthum and D. grandiflorum. The members of this group are said to have superior performance in hot, humid climates.Plants form a low mound of deeply-cut green leaves, bearing bushy, upright stems with loads of single, satiny flowers in shades of pure white. Remove spikes that are done flowering right at the base, to encourage repeat blooming.

Hardiest type of delphinium.

First-year flowering perennial. Well-branched plants produce spikes in pure white

Attracts bees and butterflies. Often grown as an annual. Perennial in Zones 3-7.

Perfect weding flower.

 

Details:

Life Cycle : Perennial

Site: Full Sun/Part Shade

Days to germinate: 7-8 days

Height: 40-60"

Seed depth: Surface, press into the soil

Spacing: 12-18"

Approx sseeds per packet: 50

 

How to Grow:

Days to germination:10-20 days at 65-70°F (18-21°C)

Sowing:

Transplant (recommended) - Sow 10-16 weeks before last frost. Support strongly advised. Cover seed lightly. Transplant into larger cell packs or 3-4" containers 6-8 weeks after germination. Grow seedlings at 50-55°F (18-21°C) in the greenhouse or cold frames. Harden off and transplant outside after the last frost. Overhead irrigation is not advised. If growing in the greenhouse, transplant plugs into raised bed in August through September. Provide Hortonova (horizontal trellis) 12-18" above the beds. Keep temperatures below 60°F (16°C), in a heated structure. Feed with a balanced fertilizer. Direct seeding is not recommended.
Hardiness :Zones 3-7 A short-lived perennial, generally only lasting 3 seasons.

 

Plug crop time: 5 to 6 weeks
Transplant to finish: 12 to 16 weeks

 

Soil Requirements:Well-drained, fertile, slightly alkaline soil with plenty of organic matter. Fertilize lightly but frequently with a balanced fertilizer once a month.

 

Harvest:

Cut stems 6 in. (15 cm) above ground to prevent Root Rot. Harvest when 25 to 30% of flowers are open. For annual cycle: from early transplant (January/February); first harvest after 12 to 15 weeks; then next 1 or 2 harvests 5 to 6 weeks later. Second and third harvests give best quality stems.

 

Vase Life: 

With a proper care  will last 5-7 days

Tall Florist Type Delphinium  Belladonna ' Casablanca '

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