Delphinium ‘Lilac Rose with White Bee’ (Excalibur Series)
Delphinium ‘Lilac Rose with White Bee’ , Delphinium ‘Lilac Rose White Bee’, Larkspur ‘Lilac Rose with White Bee’
Variety or Cultivar
‘Lilac Rose with White Bee’ _ ‘Lilac Rose with White Bee’ is an upright, clump-forming perennial with palmately lobed, dark green leaves and, in summer, dense, erect, branching racemes of bowl-shaped, semi-double, lilac-pink flowers with white centres.
All parts of the plant may cause severe discomfort if ingested. Contact with sap may cause skin irritation.
Lilac-pink in Summer
Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer; Dark-green in Autumn
HOW TO CARE
Watch out for
Caterpillars , Slugs , Snails , Leaf-mining sawflies
May also be subject to a virus.
Black blotch of Delphinium , Crown rot , Powdery mildew
Thin shoots when plant is 7cm high to 2-3 shoots on young plants & 5-7 shoots on established plants. Deadhead by cutting spent flower spikes back to small flowering side shoots. Cut back to ground level in autumn.
Sow seed at 13C in late winter to early spring,
Basal cuttings, Seed
WHERE TO GROW
Delphinium ‘Lilac Rose with White Bee’ (Excalibur Series) (Delphinium ‘Lilac Rose with White Bee’ ) will reach a height of 0.8m and a spread of 0.45m after 2-5 years.
Beds and borders, City, Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging
Plant in a fertile, well-drained soil in full sun with shelter from strong winds. In growth, feed every 2-3 weeks with a balanced liquid fertiliser. Stake in mid-spring.
Chalky, Loamy, Sandy
Well-drained, Moist but well-drained
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
South, East, West