Want a beacon in your garden that draws everything on two legs or with wings to come check out your garden beds and borders? Well, then you need the NEW MILLENNIUM™ Purple Passion Delphinium (Delphinium 'Purple Passion')! This is one flower you will spot from quite a distance! Purple Passion Delphinium sports intense, deep purple blossoms with a purple and white striped center - known as a 'bee'.
The densely packed flower spikes are produced on very strong stems that do not require staking. Blooming from the bottom up, each double floret fills the entire wand and lasts and lasts! Forming atop a large mound of deeply incised, green leaves make this plant attractive even when it's not in bloom!
Hummingbirds and butterflies adore the blossoms. Individual plants make lovely specimens in the garden and groupings are spectacular. Deer and rabbits will stay away. NEW MILLENNIUM™ Delphiniums have a neat compact habit and are renowned for the excellent form, strong stems, and vigorous growth habit of their hybrids. Growing to an impressive 4-5 feet when in bloom! The dark green mound of foliage spreads to 18-24 inches wide and thrives throughout the chilly USDA growing zones 3 through balmy zone 7 without having any pest issues! This series is also noted for its tolerance to heat and humidity.
Purple Passion Delphinium is sure to amaze you anywhere you plant it! Like tall royal purple punctuation, these wands of dramatic color create a bold impact as a back-of-the-garden bed or border! This is a welcome addition to Cottage borders and cutting gardens, especially when you want to go big - both in the landscape and in the vase! But be ready with a few tall vases to support these 3-5 foot tall flowers! For the best visual impact, plant them in groups as extreme exclamation points throughout the landscape!
Anchor a garden bed or border, or add something dramatic behind the mailbox to turn heads and slow traffic as it passes your house! Any garden becomes a butterfly garden with one or more of these vertical interest perennials! These plants add height to smaller perennial gardens and look thrilling in Rose gardens!
Purple Passion Delphiniums grow best in rich, well-drained soil with a basic pH. If your soil is naturally acidic, adding lime will help to provide these conditions. Delphinium appreciates a 3-4 inch thick layer of mulch over the roots. Provide regular moisture all summer for best results and to support the huge blooms.
The strong stems rarely need to be staked when planted in a protected area, so they continue to stand as tall punctuation throughout the garden! But if you do grow them in windy locations, a firm stake will help support their stems. Deadhead early enough and you'll enjoy a rebloom until fall, then as the foliage turns yellow, prune back the mound close to the ground and water it in well one last time before the ground freezes.
They are also heavy feeders. The addition of compost or manure to the soil, as well as a granular fertilizer, will result in healthier, stronger plants. It is recommended you wear gloves when handling these plants since some can develop skin sensitivity. Always monitor young pets and young children around Delphinium.
Punch up your landscape with the thrilling NEW MILLENNIUM™ Purple Passion Delphinium! Hurry and order this attention seeker of a perennial today from NatureHills.com!
Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.
Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!
Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.
Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|2"x2"x3"||Ranges from||.18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume|
|4.5" Container||Equal to||.65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|Sprinter Pot||Equal to||.63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume|
|4" Container||Ranges from||.31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume|
|6" Container||Equal to||1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume|
|1 Quart||Equal to||1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume|
|5.5" Container||Equal to||1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x5"||Ranges from||.8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x6"||Ranges from||1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x9"||Ranges from||1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x10"||Ranges from||1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old|
|2 Quart||Equal to||2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume|
|#1 Container||Ranges from||2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume|
|5"x5"x12"||Equal to||3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 2 - 4 Years Old|
|#2 Container||Ranges from||1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume|
|#3 Container||Ranges from||2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 3 - 5 Years Old|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume|
|#6 Container||Ranges from||5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume|
|#7 Container||Ranges from||5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume|
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|Brand||Nature Hills' Choice|
|Botanical Name||Delphinium 'Purple Passion'|
|Mature Height||4 - 5 feet|
|Mature Spread||18 - 24 inches|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun, Partial Shade|
|Flower Color||Purple & White Eye|
|Pruning Time||Late Autumn|