Delphinium Astolat

6.99

1.7m ht x 0.75m sp

2-5 years until maturity

‘Astolat’ is a clump-forming perennial with lobed, mid-green leaves and spikes of deep pink flowers in summer.

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Botanical name

Delphinium 'Astolat'

Other names

Delphinium 'Astolat'

Genus

Delphinium

Variety or Cultivar

'Astolat' _ 'Astolat' is a clump-forming perennial with lobed, mid-green leaves and spikes of deep pink flowers in summer.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming, Erect

Toxicity

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

COLOUR

Flower

Deep-pink in Summer

Foliage

Green in Summer

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

Provide support early in the season. Deadheading by cutting spent flower spikes back to small flowering side shoots may encourage a second bloom in early autumn. Cut down all growth to ground level after it has withered in autumn. Divide every 3 or 4 yea

WHERE TO GROW

Delphinium 'Astolat' (Delphinium 'Astolat') will reach a height of 1.7m and a spread of 0.75m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Beds and borders

Cultivation

Plant in a fertile, well-drained soil, preferably in full sun. May be short-lived in hot, humid conditions. Cut back if becomes infected with powdery mildew. This dwarf variety can handle some exposure.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained, Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

Botanical name

Delphinium ‘Astolat’

Other names

Delphinium ‘Astolat’

Genus

Delphinium

Variety or Cultivar

‘Astolat’ _ ‘Astolat’ is a clump-forming perennial with lobed, mid-green leaves and spikes of deep pink flowers in summer.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming, Erect

Toxicity

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

COLOUR

Flower

Deep-pink in Summer

Foliage

Green in Summer

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

Provide support early in the season. Deadheading by cutting spent flower spikes back to small flowering side shoots may encourage a second bloom in early autumn. Cut down all growth to ground level after it has withered in autumn. Divide every 3 or 4 yea

WHERE TO GROW

Delphinium ‘Astolat’ (Delphinium ‘Astolat’) will reach a height of 1.7m and a spread of 0.75m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Beds and borders

Cultivation

Plant in a fertile, well-drained soil, preferably in full sun. May be short-lived in hot, humid conditions. Cut back if becomes infected with powdery mildew. This dwarf variety can handle some exposure.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained, Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered