Botanical Name: Delphinium elatum 'Sunny Skies'
Height: 4 1/2' - 6' upright columnar.
Spacing: 16 - 20 inches.
Spread: 18 - 24 inches.
Sun/Shade: Full sun to partial shade.
Color: Light to mid blue with a white bee.
Foliage: Elegant palmately lobed leaves of rich green.
Blooms: Mid Summer for about 6 - 8 weeks.
Form: Herbaceous perennial.
Flower Form: Double or semi-double florets borne along the top 15 - 18 inches of the stems. They have a distinctive, contrasting central "bee" set into the throat of each bloom.
Soil Requirements: Humus enriched, well drianed soil.
Growth Rate: Rapid once established, which takes approximately 4 - 6 weeks.
Pruning: Cut back spent flower stems after flowering.
Comments: The New Millennium Seed Line of Delphiniums are an outstanding group of varieties grown in New Zealand form English seed. They have been bred for more heat tolerance than is typical of Delphiniums, superior perennial, strong, sturdy growth characteristics, larger flowers that are more heavily petalled and with clearer colors that are carried on stronger stems. All prized characteristics that make these magnificent varieties much sought after for the modern garden. The pastel shades mix well with the more intense colors of its companion varieties.
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