Delphinium Border Collection

No summer border is complete without its fair share of delphiniums – the most statuesque towering spires for any garden. More
6 x 9cm plants, for spring/summer planting 510658-6 £24.95 Delivery early April
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2 x 2 litre plants, for spring/summer planting 510658-2 £24.95 Delivery early April
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No summer border is complete without its fair share of delphiniums – the most statuesque towering spires for any garden.

Create the perfect Delphinium border with Sarah's favourite varieties.

This collection contains 3 plants each of:
Genus Delphinium
Variety Black Knight, Magic Fountain Sky Blue
Type Hardy Perennial
Border Position Back
Soil Type Acid, Alkaline, Chalky, Fertile, Neutral, Sandy
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Moist but Well-drained, Well-drained
Height 1.5m (5ft)
Spacing Plant 50cm (20in) apart - best in groups of 3 or more. 75cm (30in) spread.
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. Add plenty of organic matter added to their planting holes when they first go in and 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 and/or August-September, will flower the following year after sowing seed
Vase Life These should last 7 days in the vase. For tall spikes a cane can be inserted into hollow stem to prevent bending and breaking. Pick when most flowers are open. Do not put near fruit bowls as they are senstive to ethylene gas which is omitted when fruit ripens.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
Advice
Caring for delphiniums

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Delphinium Border Collection reviews

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Reviewed 5th August 2019 by Hilary

I had to have a shipment replaced because some of the small plants died. They were replaced promptly but the plants have never flourished in the flower bed and are rather underwhelming.

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Reviewed 4th August 2019 by Amanda

I ordered these and expected they would arrive for planting out in spring but they arrived late summer and I planted them out not knowing what I should do and they died over winter. I was not clear if I should have potted them up and put them in the greenhouse or how I should have protected them and clearly made a rookie error by planting them out.

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Reviewed 1st August 2019 by Martin

Excellent mix of flowering heads, on strong and tall stems. Very beautiful and delight to see in the garden.

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Reviewed 1st August 2019 by Katherine

Poor plants. Didn’t really develop and flowers were weak. Hopefully a better show from them next year.

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Reviewed 1st August 2019 by Ulrike

the plants are vigorous, strong and superbly packed. They do not travel over the week-end and arrived when expected. thank you

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Shirley

I when purchased these plant they arrived in not very good condition. I did get in touch with customer services who replaced part of my order with plant in a similar state I’m really disappointed with them .

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Mrs Bolton

Not much show this year. Should improve next year

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Rosemary

Service and purchase were fine.the Delphiniums were understandably young and some only flowered on one short stalk. Colours are good and properly fed and supported they should be fine next year.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Pamela

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Fiona

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Derek

Planted but no sight of them.

Very disappointed

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Reviewed 11th July 2017 by Julie Coad

Have ordered lots of plants from this website and have always been delighted with the results.
Planted these last Autumn as directed now in July and no sign of them.
Everything else is flourishing!

Reply from the Sarah Raven Team:

"Thank you very much for your feedback.

We are sorry to hear that your border collection is not performing as expected. Please do contact our Customer Service Team on 0345 092 0283 or info@sarahraven and they will be more than happy to assist you in this matter.

Kind regards,
The Sarah Raven Team"

Posted 12th July 2017