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Faust Delphinium Plants

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  • Stout spires of flowers over mounds of mid green foliage.
  • Blooms June & July, good reblooming
  • Colour: Rich purple & deep blue
  • Size: To 250cm x 120cm
  • Soil: Fertile, well drained. Full sun is best
  • RHS Award of Garden Merit
  • Pot grown only
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Delphinium 'Faust', Blackmore & Landon: 2 Litre Pot Grown Plants

Legend has it that this delphinium sold its soul to be the bluest blue AND the purplest purple at the same time. The flower spires are respectable, around 250cm, but despite their size they rebloom really well with prompt deadheading.

Browse our other delphiniums, or all our perennial plants.

Features:

  • Stout spires of flowers over mounds of mid green foliage.
  • Blooms June & July, good reblooming
  • Colour: Rich purple & deep blue
  • Size: To 250cm x 120cm
  • Soil: Fertile, well drained. Full sun is best
  • RHS Award of Garden Merit
  • Pot grown only

Growing Faust Delphiniums

Delphiniums prefer full sun, with well-drained fertile soil. They're tall, so position towards the back of a south- or west-facing border, with a bit of space around them so that their leaves aren't shaded much.
If your site is exposed to the wind, you'll need to stake them in late spring, before the foliage really gets growing.

Slugs and snails can ruin young plants, so be prepared.

Feed every 2-3 weeks in the flowering season, and cut back spent flower stems promptly in order to encourage a second, less dramatic, flowering at the end of summer. Cut back everything in late Autumn.

In Your Garden Design

A classic among cottage garden perennials, delphiniums grow up to create the most wonderful pillars whose vertical accents contrast handsomely with the rounded, spreading and fan shapes of your other border perennials, especially at the back of the border with our blue collection.

They combine beautifully with roses - the deep deep blue-purple flowers would look terrific planted en masse alongside Golden Celebration or Golden Jubilee roses, a nod in the direction of the 2022 Platinum Jubilee.

Did You Know?

Blackmore & Landon has been breeding delphiniums since 1901. Family-run to this day, the company has been a fixture at The Chelsea Flower Show since the show's inauguration at the Royal Hospital, Chelsea in 1913.

Johann Georg Faust was a late 15th, early 16th Century German scientist, whose research into the supernatural is documented in The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus, a paper researched by the alleged spy, and notorious tobacco pipe smoker, Christopher Marlowe (1564-1593 ... alleged).

Faustus
in Latin translates as lucky (misleadingly, in this case), while in German faust is fist. Consequently, a Fistian bargain is an attempt to cheat at boxing that goes so badly wrong that the terminal failure becomes a cautionary tale ... to cautious people.