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Delphinium 'Faust' (Delphinium 'Faust')

Skill rating
Skill rating
Beginner
skill rating
Maintenance level
Maintenance level
1 hour care
per year
Ultimate height
Ultimate height
1.8m
Max height
Ultimate spread
Ultimate spread
0.6m
Max spread
Time to maturity
Time to maturity
2-5 years
To maturity
Toxic - All parts of the plant may cause severe discomfort if ingested. Contact with sap may cause skin irritation.
Toxic - All parts of the plant may cause severe discomfort if ingested. Contact with sap may cause skin irritation.
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name: Delphinium 'Faust'

Other names: Delphinium 'Faust'

Genus: Delphinium Delphinium

Variety or Cultivar: 'Faust' _ 'Faust' is a perennial with an erect habit. Its divided foliage is dark-green. In summer it bears erect racemes of dark-eyed, dark-blue and purple, semi-double flowers.


Delphinium 'Faust' is: Deciduous

Flower: Dark-blue, Dark-purple in Summer

Foliage: Dark-green in Summer

Habit: Erect

Toxicity: All parts of the plant may cause severe discomfort if ingested. Contact with sap may cause skin irritation.

Awards: RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests: Caterpillars , Slugs , Snails , Leaf-mining sawflies Caterpillars , Slugs , Snails , Leaf-mining sawflies

Diseases: May also be subject to a virus.

Specific diseases: Black blotch of Delphinium , Crown rot , Powdery mildew Black blotch of Delphinium , Crown rot , Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning: Thin shoots when plant is 7cm high to 2-3 shoots on young plants and 5-7 shoots on established plants to promote best flowers. Deadhead by cutting spent flower spikes back to small flowering side shoots. Cut back to ground level in autumn.. REGISTER to read more...

Propagation methods: Basal cuttings. REGISTER to read more...


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Where to grow

Delphinium 'Faust' (Delphinium 'Faust') will reach a height of 1.8m and a spread of 0.6m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses: Beds and borders, City, Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging

Cultivation: Plant in a fertile, well-drained soil in full sun. Apply a fortnightly balanced liquid feed during the growing season. Stake with bamboo canes in mid-spring.

Soil type: Loamy, Sandy, Chalky

Soil drainage: Well-drained, Moist but well-drained

Soil pH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light: Full Sun

Aspect: South, East, West

Exposure: Sheltered

Hardiness: Hardy (H4)


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Botanical name: Delphinium 'Faust'

Other names: Delphinium 'Faust'

Genus: Delphinium Delphinium

Variety or Cultivar: 'Faust' _ 'Faust' is a perennial with an erect habit. Its divided foliage is dark-green. In summer it bears erect racemes of dark-eyed, dark-blue and purple, semi-double flowers.


Delphinium 'Faust' is: Deciduous

Flower: Dark-blue, Dark-purple in Summer

Foliage: Dark-green in Summer

Habit: Erect

Toxicity: All parts of the plant may cause severe discomfort if ingested. Contact with sap may cause skin irritation.

Awards: RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Watch out for

Specific pests: Caterpillars , Slugs , Snails , Leaf-mining sawflies

Diseases: May also be subject to a virus.

Specific diseases: Black blotch of Delphinium , Crown rot , Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning: Thin shoots when plant is 7cm high to 2-3 shoots on young plants and 5-7 shoots on established plants to promote best flowers. Deadhead by cutting spent flower spikes back to small flowering side shoots. Cut back to ground level in autumn.. REGISTER to read more...

Propagation methods: Basal cuttings. REGISTER to read more...


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Delphinium 'Faust' (Delphinium 'Faust') will reach a height of 1.8m and a spread of 0.6m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses: Beds and borders, City, Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging

Cultivation: Plant in a fertile, well-drained soil in full sun. Apply a fortnightly balanced liquid feed during the growing season. Stake with bamboo canes in mid-spring.

Soil type: Loamy, Sandy, Chalky

Soil drainage: Well-drained, Moist but well-drained

Soil pH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light: Full Sun

Aspect: South, East, West

Exposure: Sheltered

Hardiness: Hardy (H4)


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