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Unbelievably vivid cobalt color!

Cobalt Dreams Delphinium

Item # 35273
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Long-Lived, Heat Resistant, and Magnificent

This strong, upright sport never needs staking!
A Hybrid Bee Delphinium, 'Cobalt Dreams' is a sport of 'Royal Aspirations' with even richer blue blooms. Every bloom on 'Cobalt Dreams' is a dazzling true cobalt color with a pure white bee. The uniform color and growth of 'Cobalt Dreams' ensures a magnificent architectural effect when planted en masse.

Delphiniums have long been a garden favorite, but they suffer from relatively short lives and a tendency to "flop." New Hybrid varieties (like 'Cobalt Dreams') live longer and have a stronger upright habit, without needing staking. 'Cobalt Dreams' is part of the New Millenium™ series of Delphium, which greatly expands on the benefits of hybrids. This series was bred by Terry Dowdeswell in New Zealand to have enhanced heat and humidity tolerance, coupled with the same cold tolerance Delphinium has long possessed. New Milleniums can grow at least as far south as Zone 7, and they also boast excellent form, vigorous growth habit, and rich, vibrant color.

Resistant to deer and rabbits, this variety is also quite mildew-resistant if given full sun and a little breathing room in the garden. Butterflies and hummingbirds flock to its blooms, so give it a place of prominence and enjoy those two seasons of bloom!

'Cobalt Dreams' grows 4 to 6 feet tall. Space plants 2 to 3 feet apart to give them room to grow. Plant 'Cobalt Dreams' in a sunny or lightly shaded spot in basic (alkaline) soil--if your soil is more acidic, one way to change this is by adding some lime. Delphinium also appreciates some fertilizing--keep applying rich, organic compost all season to produce the finest blooms. Cut back the first flush of blooms quickly to stimulate rebloom.

With good maintenance, 'Cobalt Dreams' will produce dozens of unbelievable vivid, cutflower-quality blooms over a very long season! Zones 3 to 7.

Genus Delphinium
Variety 'Cobalt Dreams'
Item Form 1-Quart
Zone 3 - 7
BloomStartToEnd Early Summer - Late Summer
Habit Upright
PlantHeight 4 ft - 6 ft
PlantWidth 24 in - 3 ft
BloomSize 5 in - 6 in
Additional Characteristics Butterfly Lovers, Double Blooms, Flower, Hummingbird Lovers, Repeat Bloomer
Bloom Color Dark Blue, Light Purple
Foliage Color Dark Green, Medium Green
Light Requirements Full Sun
Moisture Requirements Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Cold Hardy, Deer Resistance, Powdery Mildew
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Beds, Border, Containers, Cut Flowers, Everlastings
Restrictions Canada, Hawaii, Guam, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands
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