Common Name: Candle Larkspur Pacific Giant Astolat, Candle Delphinium.
Scientific Name: Delphinium sp.
Physical Attributes: Towering cottage garden plant with semi-double soft lavender pink flowers on tall spikes with full foliage beneath the blooms.
Uses: Beds, borders and cut flowers.
Life Cycle: Perennial
Growing Height: 120 – 180cm
Attracts: Butterflies and beneficial pollinators.
When to Sow: Summer
Sowing Depth: 3mm
Sow Spacing: 50cm
Sowing Method: Recommended to sow sown direct or sow in trays and transplant when large enough to handle.
Position: Full sun
Germination Time: 21 – 28 days
Maintenance: Regular feeding and watering is recommended. Due to its height, this tall variety usually requires staking. Be sure to do so before stems get too heavy. Stems that are bent can be cut back by one half to force new growth at the base of the plant. Cut off most spent flowers so they do not exhaust themselves in seed production but do allow some self seeding to ensure flowers for the next season. Shelter from the wind as best as possible.
Seeds Per Packet: 25
*The seeds or any part of this plant may not be used for human consumption. – Food Standard Australia & New Zealand*