Delphinium 'Black Eyed Angels'
Common Name: Delphinium
Bloom Time: Early Summer to Late Summer
Blooms: Pure White with Small Dark Bees
Features: Deer & Rabbit Resistant. Cut Flower. Attracts Hummingbirds and Butterflies.
For extra sparkle, each bright white, semidouble blossom is decorated with black-and-white center petals (the "bee"). The effect, displayed on dense flower spikes, is heavenly. This vigorous, hardy delphinium has excellent form, strong stems, and improved tolerance of heat and humidity.
Delphinium are elegant and exquisite with colorful flower spikes that add a majestic touch to your garden. The taller varieties such as Giant Pacific Hybrids will require staking, others do not.
When planted en masse Black Eyed Angels make a dramatic display in the garden. A good choice for the border.
Special Note: Harmful if eaten.
Sun: Sun to Part Sun
Water Category: Average
Grow in fertile, well-drained soil in full sun to light shade, with shelter from strong winds. Plant in the spring. Prepare the soil, mixing in 2 to 4 inches of compost. Staking may be necessary. Insert supports no later than midspring or when the plants reach 12 inches high. Soil should not dry out. Water plants during the summer if rainfall is less than 1 inch per week.
Deadhead to extend blooming. Use a high phosphorous fertilizer each year, in early spring. In hot, humid summer regions, plants do not usually last more than 2 to 3 years. fter the plant has finished blooming and side shoots start to appear in late spring or early summer is the best time to dig and divide your Delphinium.
Plants are often attacked by mildew in mid summer; simply cut back hard to encourage fresh foliage.