Delphinium Purple Surprise
Delphinium Purple Surprise
Delphinium Purple Surprise
Delphinium Purple Surprise
Delphinium Purple Surprise
Delphinium Purple Surprise
Delphinium Purple Surprise

Delphinium Purple Surprise
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Good for cutting

Loved by pollinators

Packed in peat-free compost

Hardy throughout the UK


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!


Blue, purple, greenish white


80-110cm / 32-44"

Planting season:


Flowering time:


Botanical name:

Delphinium elatum 'Highlander Purple Surprise®'

Light requirements:

Full sun

Soil moisture:






  • Plant your Delphinium bare roots straight outside during spring
  • Soak the roots in water for 30 minutes before planting
  • Grow in borders or containers in full sun or partial shade
  • Spread the roots out in the planting hole so that any growing points are just above soil level, and not buried
  • Space the plants about 35-30cm apart
  • Water-in after planting, and do not allow the ground to dry out in summer; watering regularly during the flowering period will help prolong the flowering period
  • Read more in our planting guide
  • Orders placed before 1 March 2022
    You can expect your order in March 2022
  • Orders placed 1 March - 15 April 2022
    You can expect your order in April 2022
  • Orders placed 16 April - 15 May 2022
    You can expect your order within 10 business days

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