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Dwarf Stars Delphinium

1-Quart
Item # 35275
$12.95
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A Truly Dwarf Delphinium--Much Easier to Care For

This strong, compact sport never needs staking!
A Dwarf Hybrid Bee Delphinium, 'Dwarf Stars' brings all the beauty of Larkspur to a compact body that won't flop or knock over pots. This compact beauty does better in containers, and fits wonderfully in the bed or the middle of the border. And of course, they are still exquisite cuts!

Delphiniums have long been a garden favorite, but they suffer from relatively short lives and a tendency to "flop." New Hybrid varieties live longer and have a stronger upright habit. 'Dwarf Stars' is part of the New Millenium™ series of Delphinium, 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!

'Dwarf Stars' grows 18 to 30 inches tall and only needs to be spaced about 18 inches apart. Plant 'Dwarf Stars' 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, 'Dwarf Stars' will produce dozens of unbelievable vivid, cutflower-quality blooms over a very long season! Zones 3 to 7.

Genus
Delphinium
Variety
'Dwarf Stars'
Item Form
1-Quart
Zone
3 - 7
Bloom Start To End
Early Summer - Late Summer
Habit
Upright
Plant Height
2 ft 6 in
Plant Width
18 in - 2 ft 6 in
Additional Characteristics
Butterfly Lovers, Double Blooms, Flower, Hummingbird Lovers, Repeat Bloomer
Bloom Color
Mix
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
*Due to state restrictions we cannot ship to the following:
Canada, Guam, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, Virgin Islands