Purple Passion Delphinium
Cut them for the vase, or leave them for the hummingbirds!
Deep purple blooms with a purple-and-white striped "bee" (that central cluster of petals in each flower) open in great numbers for 3 months or more on Purple Passion. Cut them for the vase or let the hummingbirds enjoy them in the sunny garden! The staying power is just tremendous.
Like most Delphiniums, Purple Passion attracts butterflies as well as hummingbirds, is not appealing to nibbling rabbit and deer, and makes excellent cut-flowers, whether fresh or dried. This sun-lover is easy to grow, and appreciates deadheading so that it doesn't devote its energy to setting seed. Enjoy years of beauty with Purple Passion! Zones 3-7.
|Zone||3 - 7|
|Bloom Season||Early Summer|
|Plant Height||3 ft - 5 ft|
|Plant Width||18 in - 24 in|
|Additional Characteristics||Butterfly Lovers, Flower, Free Bloomer, Hummingbird Lovers, Rose Companions|
|Bloom Color||Dark Purple, Rose, White|
|Foliage Color||Medium Green|
|Light Requirements||Full Sun, Part Shade|
|Moisture Requirements||Moist, well-drained|
|Resistance||Heat Tolerant, Cold Hardy, Drought Tolerant, Humidity Tolerant|
|Soil Tolerance||Normal, loamy|
|Uses||Beds, Border, Cut Flowers, Outdoor|
|Restrictions||Guam, Virgin Islands, Canada, Hawaii, Puerto Rico|