Bring color and vibrancy to your garden by planting a few delphiniums this coming season. These magnificent flowers come in a variety of astounding colors, from barrages of brilliant blue to passionate pink flares. The long flower chains from the plants make them a focal point in the garden, with spectacular blooms.
Delphiniums finish in different heights and colors, attracting wildlife and insects, such as butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds to the yard. The pleasant bouquet of the flowers in the height of midsummer is a seasonal calling card in many warm regions across America.
Purchase your delphiniums in packs and mix and match your varieties to give your garden and an eye-pleasing dose of color. It’s vital to remember to “harden” your delphiniums before transplantation, to ensure they root properly. However, once the roots take, delphiniums are easy to transplant and maintain.
Here are our top 15 delphinium varieties to plant in your garden.
1. Delphinium Bellamosum
Bellamosum features a graceful appearance with eye-catching deep blue colored flowers. This visually striking delphinium suits beginner gardeners for its hardy nature. The plant adapts well to most climate situations, blooming during the midsummer months of the season.
The Bellamosum is a favorite among novice and professional landscapers for its ability to thrive in challenging conditions. This flower grows well in both pots and flower beds, with the strong stems reaching heights of up to 3-feet before blooming into a spectacular array of flower clusters.
Bellamosum doesn’t spiral the way most other delphiniums do; they prefer to flower in a vertical arrangement, with the branches draping like a waterfall before bursting into fragrant color. This species is typically the first delphinium to bloom during the initial days of summer, and you can expect the flowers to repeat during the length of the season.
Best grown in zones 3 to 7, the Bellamosum enjoys both sunshine and the shade. We recommend you plant them in an area that receives morning sun and shade in the afternoon.