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Delphinium 'Faust' (Delphinium 'Faust')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
1.8m
Max height
0.6m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity
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

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)

Flower

Dark-blue, Dark-purple in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green in Summer

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.

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.

Propagation methods

Basal cuttings


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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)

Companion plants

We do not currently have companion plants added for this plant.

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.

Foliage

Deciduous

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)


Colour

Flower

Dark-blue, Dark-purple in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green in Summer


How to care

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.

Propagation methods

Basal cuttings


Monthly care advice


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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