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  • delphinium
  • Eventual height: 1m
  • Eventual spread: 0.35m

Delphinium 'Aurora Deep Purple'  (Aurora Series)


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plug plant £3.99
plug plant £3.99
5 × plug plants £19.95 £14.99

This perennial dies back to below ground level each year in autumn, then fresh new growth appears again in spring.

  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: fertile, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: June and July
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    White eyed deep purple flowers form impressive columns that are all relatively uniform in habit. Appearing in early summer, they look spectacular when teamed with shades of rich plum or chartreusse, while adding body to softer purples, pinks and blues.

  • Garden care: Stake with bamboo canes in mid-spring. During the growing season apply a balanced liquid fertiliser every 2-3 weeks and wearing gloves cut back the faded flower-stems to a flowering side-shoot. At the end of autumn cut back and compost the faded flower stems.
  • Harmful if eaten