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Delphinium - Butterfly Pink

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DELPHINIUM CHINENSIS

My favourite delphinium! Airy sprays of the palest shades of pink. Very productive. Technically a perennial, we grow it as more of an annual. Is on the shorter side for cutting, but we find it's just long enough for most uses most of the time. Longer stems can be achieved with earlier plantings, and some shelter - our seed crop in the tunnel was soooo unbelievably perfect it took some fierce restraint not to harvest any for flowers!

  


SPACING 


18–28cm


HEIGHT

30–50cm

Plant Type


Short Lived Perennial

 

 




A Note on Hardening Off

All our plants are grown as we would grow & plant ourselves, which means we typically do not harden off (acclimatise) any of our smaller plants before planting.

Instead, after planting, we always cover all our plants with some sort of frost/mikroclima type cloth over wire low hoops. We leave this cover on till the plants are too big for the cover (usually a couple months later). We have found this extra layer of prolonged cover does away with any need to faff around hardening off plants, and the difference between any plants under these low hoops and those with zero transitionary cover is astonishing!

Prior to planting we also always give our plants a very good soak in water with a swig of seaweed solution and innoculate our plants with beneficial microorganisms. This helps alleviate stress, and start all our plants off with the best possible beginnings.

If however you don't / can't plant under some similar sort of cover, then we do definitely recommend you give your plants 5–14 days to slowly acclimatise to your less protected environment before planting out. We are reasonably mild compared to more southern growers, so easing the plants into colder climates is definitely advised.

Cloth: Polynet / Redpath
Hoops: 4mm Fencing Wire (which we cut up to fit our beds, with bolt cutters as fencing pliers are waaay too hard on our hands!)