Blue flowers ascend and descend on a gracious green stalk, surrounded by even more blooms unopened.
Delphinium can reach 3 to 6 feet high and about 2 feet wide. They bloom all summer and return the next year.
I bought four of these gorgeous plants--three blue and one purple. This weekend, I'm going to plant all four alongside the west side of my house, the sunny side. Hold up! I must paint at least one. I think I will place it on a chair outside. Pray tell, will that make a good composition?
I've also a load of delphinium seed to plant as well as wildflower seeds and cultivars--hollyhocks, caladium, lavender, and the list goes on.
Have you grown delphinium before? What colors? How did it do? What flowers would go well with it? I was thinking fuschia-colored petunias or pale yellow flowers of some kind...or both.