Delphinium Seeds - Magic Fountains Series


2nd Year Maturity. Magic Fountains Series delphinium seeds promise some of the most stunning, bold, and vivid blooms available in any garden. Magic Fountains Series seeds grow densely floreted 12-15 inch blooming spikes ideal for any seasonal fresh cut basket, bouquet, or centerpiece. Magic Fountains Series is a smaller, neater variety of delphinium and perfectly complements summertime favorites such as larkspur, lupinus, and penstemon. Delphinium has been popularly cultivated for nearly 500 years and, once established, it"s easy to see why.


Growing Magic Fountains Series Delphinium Garden Seeds

Delphiniums are known to be a challenging grow and best started indoors 10-12 weeks prior to the frost. Magic Fountains Series seeds will germinate in 7-14 days with full lighting then place seedlings under a grow light and harden off to an equally sunny spot either in the garden or indoors. Starts may require early staking that must be readjusted as plant matures. Plant 2-3 Magic Fountains Series delphinium seeds ½ inch deep and 36 inches apart in Organically rich, evenly moist, and well-drained soil in full sun. Delphinium is known to require considerable maintenance including staking, disease prevention, and heavy pruning and deadheading. Delphinium is generally susceptible to powdery mildew, botrytis blight, leaf spots, and crown rot if oversaturated from not being not properly drained or ventilated. Water plants at the base to prevent wetting the foliage. Watch regularly for aphids and mites, but monitor especially for damaging slugs and snails. Magic Fountains Series delphinium seeds are perennials that mature in their second year as 24-36 inch uprights with a 24-36 inch spread of densely floreted 12-15 inch blooming spikes.

Delphinium elatum, or more commonly known as delphinium, is native to prairie clearings, woodlands, and river valleys across Europe and Siberia, having naturalized throughout most of the northern hemisphere. Delphinium is one of the most popularly cultivated blooms ever and has been bred and hybridized since about 1578. The genus Delphinium shares the title "“larkspur" with the flowering genus Consolida and is also widely known to be toxic to humans, pets, and livestock.

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