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Delphinium Magic Fountains Series (Delphinium Magic Fountains Series)

Beginner
skill rating
2 hours care
per year
1m
Max height
0.5m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name

Delphinium Magic Fountains Series

Other names

Delphinium x elatum Magic Fountain Series, Delphinium 'Magic Fountain Mix', Delphinium elatum 'Magic Fountains mix', Delphinium Magic Fountains Series, Delphinium Magic Fountain Series

Genus

Delphinium Delphinium

Variety or Cultivar

Magic Fountains Series _ Magic Fountains Series are compact, upright, clump-forming, herbaceous perennials with deeply lobed, dark green leaves and, in summer, dense, erect racemes of bowl-shaped, semi-double flowers in shades of blue, pink, purple, or white.


Delphinium Magic Fountains Series is: Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming, Erect

Toxicity

All parts of the plant may cause severe discomfort if ingested.

Flower

Purple, White, Blue, Pink in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer; Dark-green in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Caterpillars , Slugs , Snails , Leaf-mining sawflies Caterpillars , Slugs , Snails , Leaf-mining sawflies

Black blotch of Delphinium , Crown rot , Powdery mildew Black blotch of Delphinium , Crown rot , Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning

Deadhead by cutting spent flower spikes back to small flowering side shoots. Cut back if becomes infected with powdery mildew. Cut down all growth to ground level after it has withered in autumn.

Propagation

Divide every 3-4 years to maintain vigour.

Propagation methods

Seed, Division, Basal cuttings


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Where to grow

Delphinium Magic Fountains Series (Delphinium Magic Fountains Series) will reach a height of 1m and a spread of 0.5m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Beds and borders

Cultivation

Plant in fertile, well-drained soil in full sun. Apply a balanced liquid feed every two weeks during the growing season. May be short-lived in hot, humid conditions. Plants in this series usually do not require staking.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained, Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

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Botanical name

Delphinium Magic Fountains Series

Other names

Delphinium x elatum Magic Fountain Series, Delphinium 'Magic Fountain Mix', Delphinium elatum 'Magic Fountains mix', Delphinium Magic Fountains Series, Delphinium Magic Fountain Series

Genus

Delphinium Delphinium

Variety or Cultivar

Magic Fountains Series _ Magic Fountains Series are compact, upright, clump-forming, herbaceous perennials with deeply lobed, dark green leaves and, in summer, dense, erect racemes of bowl-shaped, semi-double flowers in shades of blue, pink, purple, or white.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming, Erect

Toxicity

All parts of the plant may cause severe discomfort if ingested.


Colour

Flower

Purple, White, Blue, Pink in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer; Dark-green in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Caterpillars , Slugs , Snails , Leaf-mining sawflies

Specific diseases

Black blotch of Delphinium , Crown rot , Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning

Deadhead by cutting spent flower spikes back to small flowering side shoots. Cut back if becomes infected with powdery mildew. Cut down all growth to ground level after it has withered in autumn.

Propagation

Divide every 3-4 years to maintain vigour.

Propagation methods

Seed, Division, Basal cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Delphinium Magic Fountains Series (Delphinium Magic Fountains Series) will reach a height of 1m and a spread of 0.5m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Beds and borders

Cultivation

Plant in fertile, well-drained soil in full sun. Apply a balanced liquid feed every two weeks during the growing season. May be short-lived in hot, humid conditions. Plants in this series usually do not require staking.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained, Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4, Zone 3

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