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Delphinium 'Highlander Purple Surprise' | 1L Pot Perennial Bedding
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Delphinium 'Highlander Purple Surprise' | 1L Pot Perennial Bedding
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Delphinium 'Highlander Purple Surprise' | 1L Pot

SKU: PB0104

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Spires of Dahlia-like purple and white flowers
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The Highlights

    • Purple petals fade into white on one flower
    • Profusions of Dahlia-like flowers cover towering spires
    • An excellent feature for cut-flower displays
    • Perfect for the back of borders or beds
    • A classic cottage garden plant

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Supplied as:

10.5cm Pot

Height on arrival:

Depending on the time of year, when your plant arrives it should be up to 10-30cm tall

Eventual height:

1-1.5m

Eventual spread:

0.5-1m

Time to first crop:

Flower colour:

Lilac Purple, Daisy White

Habit:

Bushy/Upright
The foliage will grow with a bushy habit but the flowers grow in a columnar/upright habit

Hardiness:

Fully Hardy
Will endure even the harshest of British winters

Rootstock:

Spacing:

30cm

Care Guide

Good Pest and Disease Resistance

When the plant is young it can suffer serious issues with slugs and snails. The plant may also be susceptible to powdery mildew and have issues with aphids. For Slugs and Snails, it is important to keep the area around the plant debris free and as dry as possible, especially at night as slugs and snails love damp conditions. You can use barriers such as egg shells or copper wire to surround the plant to prevent slugs and snails reaching the leaves. It is also a good idea to spray your plant with water which has boiled some garlic in it for around 2 hours. For more serious slug and snail control you can also use specific nematodes that will find the pests and cause them to die. To prevent downy mildew you should try to prevent crowded and humid conditions. Properly space plants apart and get rid of any weeds. Water at the soil and try to prevent soil splashing from the soil onto the leaves. To combat aphids you can pick away the bugs with your hands and also wash the infested areas down with soapy water. MORE

Water Often in Summer

Delphiniums thrive in moist soil so make sure you water often so that the soil does not dry out. During hot and dry spells this could require watering every couple of days.MORE

Full Sun to Partial Shade

Plant somewhere where the plant will receive around 6 hours of direct sunlight every day.MORE

Fertile, Well-Drained Soil

You will want to mix in plenty of organic matter such as garden compost into the soil before planting and more every spring. If your soil is particularly clay-heavy and easily becomes waterlogged, add some perlite into the soil to improve drainage.MORE

Not Required

Don't worry, this isn't a hungry plant so your food bills won't be going up!MORE

Prune Lightly

Prune away flower stems after the bloom has finished and give the plant a little tidy up in spring removing any dead leaves.MORE