Aug 8, 2010

Violet Delphinium

I am not sure where I purchased the small Delphinium plant that is pictured in the accompanying photograph, but the plant has proven to be a hardy and colorful addition to my gardens. As an added bonus, in this growing region the Delphinium produces several rounds of flowers (this is the second for this plant this year), meaning that any garden with Delphinium is likely to receive plenty of color throughout the year.

The plant is quite toxic, though, so be sure to keep Delphinium away from small children and pets.

This perennial plant can be propagated from seed, or you can also split the rhizomes and start new colonies in other gardens. In this garden the Delphinium grew from a single stalk to six stalks in two years: moderate growth, but not the type of growth that takes over an entire garden.

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