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Delphinium elatum Black Knight

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Delphinium elatum Black Knight Alpine Delphinium, Candle Larkspur,
Native: Foliage Type:
No Deciduous
Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Hedging / Screening, Shrubs Rounded, Upright

An attractive perennial bedding plant that boasts tall flower spikes. The flower spikes are a deep-purple but can also come in pink and white, blooming through the Summer months. Ideal for planting towards the back of a garden bed making an attractive backdrop display.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
1-2m 60cm-1m

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Borders / Shrubbery, Courtyard, Cut Flower, Feature, Formal Garden, Hedging / Screening, Mass Planting, Park And Gardens, Container / Pot

Pests & Diseases: Powdery Mildew, Rust, Snails And Slugs

Cultural Notes:

Plant Care
Annual slow release fertiliser, Keep moist during dry periods, Liquid feed, Mulch well, None

Family Name: Origin:
Ranunculaceae NorthAmerica

Foliage Colour: Green
Flower Colour: Purple
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Summer
Fruit: Insignificant

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Fast
Maintenance Level: High
Water Usage: High, Medium / Moderate
Drought: Low
Frost: High
Wind: Low