Delphinium 'Purple Surprise'
Delphinium 'Purple Surprise'
Delphinium 'Purple Surprise'
Delphinium 'Purple Surprise'
Delphinium 'Purple Surprise'
Delphinium 'Purple Surprise'
Delphinium 'Purple Surprise'

Delphinium 'Purple Surprise'

"Larkspur"

Delphinium 'Purple Surprise'

1 bare root — £8.90

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Orders placed before 1 March 2023
You can expect your order in March 2023

Orders placed 1 March - 15 April 2023
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Orders placed 16 April - 15 May 2023
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Description

The recently introduced Delphinium 'Purple Surprise' is not seen for sale very often. It is one of the amazing new Highlander™ series, meaning it is a more compact and hardier form of delphinium. It also means it has beautiful, frilly, flowers with double layers of petals. The impressive flower spires of Delphinium 'Purple Surprise' are made from numerous blooms of blue, purple and greenish white. The outer petals are rich blue and, as you move towards the centre of the flower, the colours change through lavender shades, to greenish white. The overall look has a beautiful multi-tone effect. If you examine an individual flower close-up, you will see that it resembles a miniature dahlia!

The flowers are at their best in June and July, and are held on sturdy, free-standing spikes 80-100cm high. Delphinium elatum 'Highlander Purple Surprise®' will make the perfect addition to any summer garden, and can be grown in borders or containers, in full sun or part shade. It is the ideal choice for those looking to create a cottage-style garden. This particular Delphinium also makes an excellent cut flower, either on its own with one or more stems in a vase, or in a combination of colours with other delphiniums to create a spectacular feature!

Key features

  • Good for cutting

  • Comes back every year

  • Loved by pollinators

  • Thrives well in full sun

  • In peat-free compost

  • Low maintenance

  • Fully hardy

Specs & details

  • Botanical name

    Delphinium elatum 'Highlander Purple Surprise'

  • Flower colour

    Purple

  • Leaf colour

    Green

  • Plant size

    1

  • Established height

    1-1.2m

  • Established spread

    30-50cm

  • Plant spacing

    5 plants per m2

  • Habit

    Upright
    Clump-forming

  • Life cycle

    Perennial

  • Hardiness

    Fully hardy

  • Years to establish

    2-3 years

  • Sunlight

    Full sun

  • Position

    Sheltered

  • Suitable for

    Large containers
    Borders
    Cottage gardens
    Low maintenance gardens
    Cut flower gardens

  • Soil acidity

    Any

  • Soil moisture

    Free draining

  • Soil type

    Loam
    Sandy
    Stony
    Multipurpose compost
    Loam-based compost

  • Growing skill

    Easy to grow

  • Scented

    No

  • Pollinator-friendly

    No

  • Mouse resistant

    No

  • Rabbit resistant

    Yes

  • Deer resistant

    Yes

  • Toxicity

    Skin/eyes irritant
    Harmful if eaten

Plant calendar

JanFebMarAprMayJuneJulyAugSepOctNovDec
  • Planting
  • Flowering

Other information

  • Orders placed before 1 March 2023
    You can expect your order in March 2023

    Orders placed 1 March - 15 April 2023
    You can expect your order in April 2023

    Orders placed 16 April - 15 May 2023
    You can expect your order within 10 business days

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