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Delphinium' Cliveden Beauty' (Candle larkspur)



Plants form a low mound of deeply-cut green leaves, bearing bushy, upright stems with loads of single, satiny flowers in shades of light blue. Remove spikes that are done flowering right at the base, to encourage repeat blooming. Excellent cut flower. Well suited to perennial beds and borders.Heat tolerant


Hardiest type of delphinium.

First-year flowering perennial. Well-branched plants produce spikes in dark blue, turquoise, or white. Attracts bees and butterflies. Often grown as an annual. Perennial in Zones 3-7.



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)


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.



1/4 to 1/3 of flowers on stem are open. Place immediately in water. Plants bloom again in late summer and early fall if cut back immediately after the first bloom.


Vase Life: 

With a proper care  will last 5-7 days



Delphinium 'Cliveden Beauty'

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