Magic wands of the most dramatic fashion, the Magic Fountains Dark Blue White Bee Delphinium (Delphinium elatum 'Dark Blue White Bee') has the most dramatic color you've ever seen! Big spikes full of large flowers fill these vertical bloomers with the deepest royal blue to dark royal purple blooms ever! Each with a bright pure white 'bee' in the center to highlight each floret, and dark near-black stamen. Like big blue eyes on tall waving wands for your pollinators and to add height and intrigue to the garden!
Magic Fountains Delphinium blooms all summer and if you are timely with deadheading, will rebloom for a second show in the late summer to fall! Each big, showy spike blooms from the bottom up, so you'll enjoy a long-lasting display! Arising from a dense cluster of lobed, deep-green foliage, Delphinium are a classic garden and cut flower plant for height, color, and big eye-catching displays!
Dark Blue White Bee Delphinium is a cold hardy herbaceous perennial that thrives in the sun and cold winters of USDA growing zones 3 through 7. Usually passed up by deer, the Hummingbirds and butterflies will be swarming these vertical blooms! When in bloom, each flower spike can reach 2-3 feet with ease and the foliage mounds can spread to 12-18 inches in width. The space-saving size means any garden can sneak one of these dramatic perennials into small yards or established landscapes alike!
Dark Blue White Bee Delphinium looks romantic when swaying among other perennials, especially with other wand-like blooms like Iris, Salvia and of course other Delphinium. Mixing well with other blues, white, purples, and pinks, while setting off red and yellow combinations! These blooms are sure to add punctuation to any garden flower combination without sacrificing space. Add bold color to a Cottage border or a Rock Garden with upright unearthly color! And no Butterfly garden should go without these incredible plants!
Planted in rows or in groupings maximizes their impact on the garden bed or border! Imagine a row of these undulating through a sunny border along your home's foundation, or along a pathway. These are head-turning back-of-the-border perennial plants and should be used to add depth, height, and dramatic color to the garden. Snip a few for the vase indoors for amazing bouquets, while also encouraging new flowers to form and take their place!
Magic Fountains is equally suitable in large planters and porch pots in the sun as a vertical thriller plant, so mix it with your annuals and spilling groundcovers of all colors for a porch pot that grabs all the attention!
Delphinium appreciates full sun and some afternoon shade in hotter climates. Plant in well-drained enriched soil with a 3-4 inch thick layer of mulch over the roots. Provide regular moisture all summer to support the big flowers.
The strong stems rarely need staking in protected areas, so they continue to stand tall, but 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.
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.
Dramatic deeply-hued blooms, the Magic Fountains Dark Blue White Bee Delphinium will stand tall and stand out in your garden beds and borders this year, but only if you order yours today at NatureHills.com! Hurry before this incredible variety sells out!
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 elatum 'Dark Blue White Bee'|
|Mature Height||2 - 3 feet|
|Mature Spread||12 - 18 inches|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Soil||Well Drained Soil|
|Flower Color||Blue, White|
|Pruning Time||Late Autumn|