Sarah Raven Delphinium Mix

I know we all like our bright and deep blue delphiniums, but there's something even more stunning about this smokey trio. More
60 seeds 120180 £6.95 Delivery late April
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I know we all like our bright and deep blue delphiniums, but there's something even more stunning about this smokey trio. Mix with coffee, apricot and terracotta in a border or vase.

The seed packet contains a mix of all three varieties:
  • Delphinium Magic Fountains 'Lavender White Bee'
  • Delphinium Magic Fountains 'Pure White'
  • Delphinium Magic Fountains 'Lilac Pink'

If you have ordered these seeds, we have had unforeseen delays and they will now be available mid March. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Genus Delphinium
Group/Species elatum
Variety Magic Fountains Mix
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 30cm (12in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Sow indoors late winter at 13°C (55°F) in a moist seed compost, covering with a thin layer too. Keep in the dark. Germination can take up to a month but check regularly. Transfer resulting seedlings into 9cm pots and acclimatise to outside conditions before planting out. 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 - September
Harvesting Flower production: 2-3 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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Sarah Raven Delphinium Mix reviews

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Nikki

Sadly nothing germinated.

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Reviewed 3rd October 2018 by Ela

Only one seed germinated, grew 3 cm and shrivelled😳