New Millennium Stars Mix Delphinium


New Millennium Stars Mix Delphinium

Delphinium 60" tall.

You’ll receive one each from this hybrid series mix of first-year–flowering delphiniums, featuring our favorite cultivars—Blue Lace, Cobalt Dreams and Purple Passion, (or some other fabulous variety if we run out of those).

Elegant cylindrical terminal flower spikes rise 3–6' above waist-high clumps of palmate glossy green foliage. Considered more tolerant to heat and humidity than many standard cultivars, yet the New Millenniums also thrive in super-chilly corners of the world with reports of successful perennial plantings in Alaska and Canada.

Avoid overhead watering to prevent disease. Light mulch is recommended to keep the roots cool and moist. Side-dress regularly with compost during the second growing season for years of robust blooms.

Plant 36" apart in highly fertile non-acid loam. Light shade is best, but full sun is fine. Z3. (2" plug stock.)

697 New Millennium Stars Mix
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L697A: 1 for $6.50
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L697B: 2 for $11.50
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L697C: 3 for $15.50
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Additional Information

Herbaceous Perennial Plants

When you receive your order, open the bags and check the stock. Roots and crowns should be firm and pliable. Generally, a little surface mold is harmless and will not affect the plant’s future performance. If they are slightly dry, add a little water or, if they are going to be planted or potted up soon, wet the roots. If you do not plant or pot them up immediately, store them in a cool (35–40°) location for a short time.

Do not plant bare-root perennial plant crowns directly outdoors before danger of frost has passed. Wet and/or cold conditions for an extended period may cause rotting.

Pot up rootstock using well-drained potting mix in a deep 6" pot or a 1-gallon container. Avoid coiling the roots in under-sized containers.
Grow newly potted perennials for a few weeks in a protected location in indirect light at 50–60°.
Transplant outside once they show some top growth and the danger of frost has passed.

For more info:
About planting bare-root perennials.