Magic Fountains White Dark Bee Delphinium

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Gleaming pure white florets on big fluffy wands, the Magic Fountains White Dark Bee Delphinium (Delphinium elatum 'White Dark Bee') has the most pristine white semi-double petals you've ever seen! Each is dramatically accented by a dark 'bee' in the center of each bloom! Big vertice spikes full of large flowers fill these waving wands and attract butterflies galore while adding height to the garden!

Each big, showy spike is packed with florets that bloom from the bottom up, so you'll enjoy a long-lasting display! 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! Arising from a dense cluster of deeply incised and lobed, deep-green foliage. Delphinium are a classic border garden and Cutting garden plants, adding vertical interest, pristine color, and waving texture to the landscape!

White Dark Bee Delphinium is an herbaceous perennial that is very cold-hardy. Thriving in the sun and cold winters of USDA growing zones 3 through 7 with ease. While deer tend to pass it by, the Hummingbirds and butterflies will be unable to resist these vertical blooms! When in bloom, each flower spike can reach 3 feet tall and the foliage mounds can spread to 12-18 inches in width. The space-saving size means any garden can accommodate one or more of these dramatic perennials with ease!

Planting and Application:

White Dark Bee Delphinium looks absolutely radiant while swaying among other perennials, especially with other wand-like blooms like Iris, Gladiola bulbs, and of course other Delphinium! White needs and enhances all other colors! These blooms are sure to add punctuation to any garden flower combination without sacrificing space. Imagine a row winding through the Rose garden, or adding formal brightened to a Cottage border or a Rock Garden. The upright wands are perfect for Butterfly gardens too! Snip a few for the vase indoors for amazing bouquets, while also encouraging new flowers to form and take their place!

Magic Fountains Delphiniums are equally suitable in large planters and porch pots in the sun as a vertical thriller plant. So mix among your annuals and spiller-style groundcovers of all colors for a porch pot that grabs all the attention! Planting vertical flowers like Delphiniums in rows or in groupings maximize their impact on the garden bed or border! Traditional sunny border perennials along your home's foundation, or zigzagging down the edges of a pathway, and perfect back of the border perennial plants.

  • Big Bold Semi-Double Pristine White Florets
  • Near Black Bee & Dark Stamen in Each Center
  • Tall Spikes of Long-Lasting Flowers - Bloom From Bottom Up
  • Lobed & Incised Deep Green Foliage Mounds
  • Butterflies, Bees & Hummingbirds!
  • Fantastic Cut Flowers, Container Vertical Accents & Garden Beds & Borders

#ProPlantTips for Care:

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 for best results.

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.

  • Full Sun & Afternoon Shade
  • Well-Drained Enriched Soil
  • Appreciates Mulch & Regular Moisture Access
  • Low-Maintenance & Deer Resistant
  • Deadhead As Blooms Fade & Prune Late Autumn

Waving white wands! The Magic Fountains White Dark Bee Delphinium will become a glorious stand-out perennial for your garden planters, beds, and borders this year, but only if you order yours today at!

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4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
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6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
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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
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Size Volume
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
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Size Volume
#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
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Size Volume
#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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Magic Fountains White Dark Bee Delphinium Is Suited to Grow in Zones 3-7
Growing Zones 3-7
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Delphinium elatum 'White/Dark Bee'
Type Perennial
Mature Height 3 feet
Mature Spread 12 - 18 inches
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color White With Near-Black Bee
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Yellow
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Late Autumn
Fragrant Yes