Delphinium x 'Benary's Pacific Summer Skies'

The clarity of this blue is equivalent to the green of jade - hence its name. An excellent, floriferous, mildew resistant delphinium form. More
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The clarity of this blue is equivalent to the green of jade – hence its name. An excellent, floriferous, mildew resistant delphinium form.

Genus Delphinium
Group/Species x elatum
Variety Benary's Pacific Summer Skies
Type Perennial
Common Name Larkspur
Border Position Border (Back)
Soil Type Broad Tolerance
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Well-drained
Height 90cm (36in)
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, often smaller flowers appear again in September.
Vase Life Fill the hollow stems with water, put your finger of the end and lower them into a water-filled vase.
Harvesting Flower production: 2 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 x 'Benary's Pacific Summer Skies' reviews

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Reviewed 7th August 2019 by Kathryn

This did not last the winter, it perhaps needed to be a bigger plant

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Reviewed 6th August 2019 by Sylvia

Very good service prompt delivery

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Rosemary

Didn't come back after planting last Autumn.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Kathryn

Sadly these didn’t come up at all. Presumably got munched on slugs despite pellets ☹️

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Peta-Jane

Very small plants. Feel better value available at garden centre. Sorry not worth the price