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Delphinium ‘Magic Fountain Lilac Pink’ (Candle Larkspur)

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Ideal for small gardens or where space is at a premium, Delphinium ‘Magic Fountain Lilac Pink’ is a shorter variety of Larkspur with elegant but sturdy flower spikes, densely packed with large, semi-double lilac pink florets and contrasting white eyes. Blooming for weeks from late spring to late summer, this variety grows only to 30-36 in. tall (75-90 cm) and does not require staking. Rising from a mound of divided, dark green foliage, this Delphinium has a neat compact habit. Hummingbirds are endlessly attracted to the flowers – as are most onlookers! This plant belongs to the ‘Magic Fountain’ Series which is renowned for its vigor and better tolerance to heat.

  • Performs best in full sun or part shade in fertile, medium moisture, well-drained soils. Provide a sheltered location to protect your plants from strong winds.
  • Attractive to hummingbirds and butterflies, but ignored by deer and rabbits!
  • A welcomed addition to beds and borders, cottage gardens. For the best visual impact, plant your Delphiniums in groups. Excellent as cut flowers, they deserve a spot in your cutting garden.
  • Removing spent flower spikes will result in another round of blooms on secondary spikes in late summer and fall.
  • All parts of the plant may cause severe discomfort if ingested.
  • Toxic to dogs, toxic to cats, toxic to horses. Poisoning is rare in humans, however, seeds and plants if ingested can lead to severe illness, paralysis, and even death.

 

Delphinium (Larkspur): Plant Care and Growing Guide


Adding splendor and architectural height to borders, Delphiniums are elegant and stately perennials, biennials or annuals, which form incredibly eye-catching flower spikes in summer.

Requirements

Hardiness 3 - 7
Heat Zones 3 - 8
Climate Zones 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, A1, A2, A3
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Ranunculaceae
Genus Delphinium
Common names Delphinium, Larkspur
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Height 2' - 3'
(60cm - 90cm)
Spread 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spacing 15" - 18"
(40cm - 50cm)
Maintenance Average
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Dried Arrangements, Cut Flowers, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Rabbit
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds And Borders
Garden Styles Cutting Garden, Informal and Cottage
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Alternative Plants to Consider

Delphinium New Zealand ‘Stars’ (Candle Larkspur)
Delphinium New Zealand ‘Mini Stars’ (Candle Larkspur)
Delphinium ‘Red Lark’ (Candle Larkspur)
Delphinium tricorne (Dwarf Larkspur)
Delphinium Astolat Group (Candle Larkspur)
Delphinium elatum ‘Million Dollar Sky’ (Candle Larkspur)

Recommended Companion Plants

Paeonia ‘Kansas’ (Peony)
Rosa A Shropshire Lad (English Rose)
Lupinus ‘The Governor’ (Lupine)
Alchemilla mollis (Lady’s Mantle)

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.
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Requirements

Hardiness 3 - 7
Heat Zones 3 - 8
Climate Zones 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, A1, A2, A3
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Ranunculaceae
Genus Delphinium
Common names Delphinium, Larkspur
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Height 2' - 3'
(60cm - 90cm)
Spread 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spacing 15" - 18"
(40cm - 50cm)
Maintenance Average
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Dried Arrangements, Cut Flowers, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Rabbit
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds And Borders
Garden Styles Cutting Garden, Informal and Cottage
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Do I Need?
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