Magic Fountain Mix Delphinium Seeds (P) Pkt of 50 seeds

(P) Pkt of 50 seeds
Item #00697-PK-P1


Dwarf varieties | Cold hardy to Zone 3

No staking required

Days to Maturity: 105 to 125

A highly popular series, Magic Fountain Mix contains genetic dwarf varieties, commonly called candle larkspur, offering late spring to late summer interest. The floriferous flower spikes in this multicolored mix bloom for weeks in large semidouble florets of pink, blue, lavender, lilac, and white with dark or light "bees." They create spectacular displays that attract bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds to the garden and make excellent cut flowers.

Magic Fountain Mix delphinium varieties are herbaceous short-lived perennials (3 to 5 years) of the buttercup family, renowned for their vigor and heat tolerance. They have a compact, mounded habit of divided dark green foliage and a fast growth rate. Since the flower stalks are shorter than most delphiniums, they do not require staking, but the plants should be sheltered from strong winds. These dwarf delphiniums are perfect for small gardens and are shown to best effect when grouped or massed in mixed beds and borders.

Cold hardy to Zone 3, Magic Fountain Mix varieties grow best in climates with cool, moist summers. They prefer full sun and moist, well-drained, fertile, loamy humus soils that are slightly acidic with a 5.5 to 6.5 pH, but they grow well in alkaline soils and may benefit from some afternoon shade in warmer climates. Feed weekly during growth and flowering with low concentrations of a slow release fertilizer. Do not fertilize after flowering. Once the plant is established, deadhead spent flower spikes to the basal foliage after the blooming period to encourage a second bloom in late summer and/or fall. Dear and rabbit resistant.

Direct sow delphinium seed into warm soil in spring when temperatures range between 59 and 64°F. Cover seed with vermiculite, sand or substrate after sowing. Keep soil slightly moist but not wet. Direct sown delphiniums perform better the second year. Seed can also be started indoors about 8 weeks before the last frost date and transplanted when the soil has warmed to 70°F, after all danger of frost has passed. Seedlings should have 2 or more pairs of true leaves before transplanting. Harden off seedlings by placing the seed trays outside in a sheltered area for about a week.

If you plan to start your seeds indoors, be sure to check out our Bio Dome Seed Starter Kit. With the Bio Dome, you can control the temperature, light, and soil mix to ensure your seeds become strong for transplant.

Magic Fountain Mix Includes:

Cherry Blossom White Bee
Dark Blue Dark Bee
Dark Blue White Bee
Lavender White Bee
Lilac Pink White Bee
Mid Blue White Bee
Sky Blue White Bee
Pure White
White Dark Bee


Skip Product Specs
Genus 2 Delphinium
Species elatum
Variety Magic Fountain Mix
Item Form (P) Pkt of 50 seeds
Zone 3 - 7
Bloom Start To End Early Summer - Mid Summer
Habit Compact
Seeds Per Pack 50
Plant Height 24 in - 3 ft

Product Review Summary

Based on 2 reviews
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars
Overall Rating: 5.0/5.0

Customer Reviews

March 26, 2018

Germinate in Dark

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

The seed packet said "germinate in dark", so I covered my seed flat with aluminum foil. Every few days, I peaked under and removed the foil when I started see a hint of growth. Now, they are doing well in a sunny room, waiting for planting in the garden later this spring.

Jenny from PA
March 25, 2013


This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars



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