Delphinums-The Queen of Flowers
I just planted some more delphiniums this year to make a nice huge patch of them. My delphiniums have been good about seeding too. Every year I find about 2-3 new plants. Maybe soon I will have enough for cutting.
The Belladonna delphiniums (picture 1) I have had for about 5-6 years. These are the easiest to grow and they are the tallest that I have grown so far, much taller than the Pacific Giants (pictured 2) I planted around them. Some of the other delphiniums don't last as long. They just decide they've had enough and shrivel up and die. I have concluded that they are most likely not staying moist enough, so I am trying extra humus and mulch around these ify ones. My Summer Skies kicked the bucket just days ago. But I loved it so much, I will definitely try again. Just like my favorite- Guinevere. I had this one for three years and it died last year. I planted two more this year in another part of the garden and at least one is really digging the new spot- there are tons of shoots coming up!
Here is a fantastic photo gallery of delphiniums. You can also order seeds from this company, but they are out of New Zealand and I'm not sure what the import laws are about seeds from other countries. If any of you know how to find out, please let me know. Of course I will probably have had it Googled before any of you even reads this.