Flowers Delphinium Magic Fountains Mix

Magic Fountains Mix

Delphinium Seed

Product ID: 1488

Widest color range in a dwarf Pacific type.

Full florets; tight internodes. White and dark bees on cherry, lilac, lavender, dark blue, sky blue, and white. Magic Fountains' sturdy, compact plants will tolerate windy locations. Attracts bees and butterflies. This species of Delphinium is also known as candle larkspur. Perennial in Zones 3-7. Ht. 36-48". Avg. 14,600 seeds/oz. Packet: 50 seeds.
All parts of this plant are poisonous, including the seeds. Exercise extreme caution around children and pets. The purchaser assumes all liability relating to the use of this product.




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DAYS TO GERMINATION: 10-20 days at 65-70°F (18-21°C)

SOWING: Transplant (recommended) - Sow 10-16 weeks before last frost. Support strongly advised. Transplant (recommended): Sow 10-16 weeks before the last frost. Cover seed lightly. Transplant into larger cell packs or 3-4" pots 6-8 weeks after germination. Grow seedlings at 50-55°F (18-21°C) in the greenhouse or cold frames. Harden off and transplant outside after the last frost. Overhead irrigation is not advised. If growing in the greenhouse, transplant plugs into raised bed in August through September. Provide netting 12-18" above the beds. Keep temperatures below 60°F (16°C), in a heated structure. Feed with a balanced fertilizer. Direct seeding is not recommended.


PLANT HEIGHT: Varies. Providing support is strongly advised.

PLANT SPACING: 12-18" if being grown as a perennial. 12" apart if being grown as an annual.

HARDINESS ZONES: Zones 3-7 A short-lived perennial, generally only lasting 3 seasons.

HARVEST: 1/4 to 1/3 of flowers on stem are open. Place immediately in water.

Plants boom again in late summer and early fall if cut back immediately after the first bloom.

SOIL REQUIREMENTS: Well-drained, fertile, slightly alkaline soil with plenty of organic matter. Fertilize lightly but frequently with a balanced fertilizer.

USES: Excellent cut flower. Well suited to perennial beds and borders.

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Quick Facts

Latin Name
Delphinium elatum
Days To Maturity
Average number of days from seeding date until ready for harvest.
105 - 125 Days
Life Cycle
Plants can be Annuals (single growing season), Perennials (grow year after year), Tender Perennials (grow year after year in warmer climates; and in some cases when given special protection in colder climates), or Biennials (require two years to mature).
Hybrid Status
Hybrid: The offspring of a cross between two or more distinct parent lines, usually of same species, and selected for improved traits.<br>Open-pollinated: A non-hybrid variety that can reproduce itself in kind, demonstrating relatively stable traits from one generation to the next.
Open Pollinated
Product Features
Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets
Variety good for fresh cut-flower displays.
Attracts Beneficial Insects Attracts Beneficial Insects
Variety attracts and supports pollinators and/or insects that prey on garden pests.
Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets Attracts Beneficial Insects