Sunny Skies New Millennium Delphinium
Pure Sky-Blue Bliss for the Sunny Garden!
Sunny Skies is a hard-to-find shade of pure sky blue, absolutely stunning in garden and vase. You'll love these tall, thick, flower-packed stems, which arise first in early summer, then again (if cut or deadheaded promptly after the first bloom) in late summer and early fall!.
Sunny Skies reaches 4 to 6 feet high, the top portion completely devoted to glorious blooms! The flowers continue for 3 weeks in each season, giving you more than a month of the darkest, brightest, richest blue color your garden and vase have ever seen.
Most Delphiniums do well in cool and moderate climates, but the New Millennium™ series is one of the very few to tolerate hot, humid gardens. The best choice for the south and midwest, these plants can put up with the late-afternoon thundershowers and warm nights that are so characteristic of summer in these regions. (The strong stems come in handy during those summer storms!) Nibbling deer and rabbits leave them alone, which is a nice bonus. And as if this weren't enough, the New Millenniums™ are also longer-lived than older strains, giving you a few extra seasons of beauty!
Hand-crossed by Terry Dowdeswell in New Zealand from British hybrids, the New Millenniums™ are certain to become the stars of your sunny borders and cutflower arrangements! Zones 3-7.
|Variety||New Millennium™ Sunny Skies|
|Zone||3 - 7|
|BloomStartToEnd||Early Summer - Early Fall|
|PlantHeight||4 ft - 6 ft|
|PlantWidth||18 in - 24 in|
|Additional Characteristics||Bloom First Year, Butterfly Lovers, Flower, Free Bloomer, Repeat Bloomer, Rose Companions|
|Foliage Color||Dark Green|
|LightRequirements||Full Sun, Part Shade|
|Moisture Requirements||Moist, well-drained|
|Resistance||Cold Hardy, Deer Resistance, Heat Tolerant, Humidity Tolerant|
|Soil Tolerance||Normal, loamy|
|Uses||Beds, Border, Cut Flowers, Outdoor|
|Restrictions||Canada, Hawaii, Guam, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands|