Delphinium Summer Skies
- Colour: Blue/cream
- Flowering: Jun-Sep
- Foliage: Mid-green
- Height: 1.5m
- Spread: 75cm
- Spacing: 75cm
- Position: Sun, tolerates partial shade
- Soil: Well drained
Delphinium Pacific Giants Summer Skies
One of the Pacific Giants series, Delphinium Pacific Giants Summer Skies combines the height of old-fashioned varieties with the vigour and improved blooms of modern hybrids. Topping out at 1.5m, these stately spires of intense sky blue flowers have the added attraction of a creamy-white 'bee' marking in the middle of each bloom. The fabulous flowers are carried above mounds of mid-green, bushy foliage from June to September. If you want to remind yourself of holidays abroad, one look at Summer Skies will take you back to the Med!
Great In Your Garden...
Ideal for the back of the border, these cottage garden favourites reach a height of 1.5m, so it's important to stake them and make sure they are in a sheltered position, especially if they are in large pots. Try planting them in a sunny corner or against a wall where plants will get some protection.
Such long spikes of flowers means they look fantastic in large vases, especially when mixed with tall, daisy-type blooms.
- Colour: Intense sky blue with cream 'bee'.
- Flowering: June to September.
- Foliage: Mid-green leaves.
- Height: 1.5m.
- Spread: 75cm.
- Spacing: 75cm.
- Position: Sun, tolerates partial shade.
- Soil: Loam, chalk, sand, acid, alkaline, neutral.
Did You Know...
In the past, parts of Delphinium plants were used to create blue dyes and inks.
Plant in a sunny, sheltered spot but will tolerate partial shade. Likes rich, well-drained soils with added humus. Space 75cm apart and water well. Stake when planting to protect from winds. Plant in large containers avoiding a windy spot and stake well.
Feed throughout the growing season. Protect against slugs, snails and caterpillars. Deadhead to promote flowers on side-shoots. Divide in spring.