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The brightest, richest Yves Saint Laurent true-blue. You can't miss it.

Genus Delphinium
Group/Species elatum
Variety Faust
Type Perennial
Common Name Larkspur
Border Position Border (Back)
Soil Type Broad Tolerance
Site Full Sun
Moisture Well-drained
Height 1.8m (6ft)
Spacing 60cm (24in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Delphiniums love well-drained soil, but are hungry feeders. This means adding plenty of grit on heavy soils to help with drainage, if they sit wet in their dormant winter season, they can die, so make sure you prevent this. To aid quick establishment, sprinkle mycorrhizal fungi (Rootgrow) into the base of the planting hole. Correct spacing is also important to help avoid mildew.
Care Tips Feed regularly throughout their growing season. You want to use something slow release such as organic chicken manure pellets. Do this a couple of times in summer and try to repeat once in autumn before the plants die down. The other vital thing with delphiniums is the staking as any strong wind or heavy rain will flatten them and break their hollow stems. Cut flower spikes and leaves right to the ground in July and they will leaf up and flower again in August and September. Unfortunately slugs love delphinium shoots, so a dose of Nemaslug will help protect your plants.
Flowering June - July
Harvesting Flower Production 4 months
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
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Delphinium elatum 'Faust' reviews

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Rosemary

Didn't come back after planting lzst Autumn

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Mrs Bolton

Beautiful. Hopefully they will spread next year