Delphinium 'Rainbow Sensation'
Delphinium 'Rainbow Sensation'
Delphinium 'Rainbow Sensation'
Delphinium 'Rainbow Sensation'
Delphinium 'Rainbow Sensation'
Delphinium 'Rainbow Sensation'

Delphinium 'Rainbow Sensation'

"Larkspur"

Delphinium 'Rainbow Sensation'

1 bare root — £9.90

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Description

This is a rare opportunity to grow one the most unusual—and delightful—of modern delphiniums. Delphinium 'Rainbow Sensation' has flowers that are fully double and pink-lilac, but with a creamy yellow centre. When the flowers are just open, there are blue tints on the outer petals. The whole effect is of a muted rainbow—hence its name!

The flower rosettes are produced during summer, and held high, on strong stems. Well, we say high, but actually being one of the Highlander™ series of delphiniums, this is shorter than most, with stems just 80-100cm or so high, meaning that it is suitable for growing in a container, as well as the border. 

The Highlander™ delphiniums, bred in Scotland, are tough and hardy, and very well suited to the British climate. Able to grow well in full sun or part shade, Delphinium elatum 'Highlander Rainbow Sensation®' will be best in a sunny spot, but make sure the soil does not dry out in summer. Oh, and did we say, its flowers are excellent for cutting, too, lasting well in a vase indoors!

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 Rainbow Sensation'

  • Flower colour

    Purple, blue

  • 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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