Delphinium elatum 'Million Dollar Blush'
Delphinium elatum 'Million Dollar Blush'

Delphinium elatum 'Million Dollar Blush'

SKU: S27475
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Quick Facts
Common Name: Delphinium
Hardiness Zone: 3-7S/10W Exposure: Sun
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Blooms In: Jun
Mature Height: 30-36" Spacing: 18-24"
Read our Growing Guide Ships as: 1 PINT 28.86 CU IN.
Deer Resistance: Yes
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Semidouble to double flowers in shades of delicate rose appear in abundance on the large, sturdy spikes of Delphinium elatum 'Million Dollar Blush.' The spires rise only as high as 3′, making them ideal for smaller cottage gardens and the middle of sunny borders.

Delphiniums require full sun and rich soil amended with lime. In the South, they are best planted in the fall and treated as cool-season annuals.

For more information on growing Delphinium, click on Growing Guide.

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HOW PLANTS ARE SHIPPED

The size of the plants we ship has been selected to reduce the shock of transplanting. For some, this means a large, bareroot crown. Others cannot travel bareroot or transplant best if grown in containers. We ship these perennials and annuals in 1 pint pots, except as noted. We must point out that many perennials will not bloom the first year after planting, but will the following year, amply rewarding your patience. We ship bulbs as dormant, bare bulbs, sometimes with some wood shavings or moss. Shrubs, Roses, vines, and other woody plants may be shipped bareroot or in pots. The size of the pot is noted in the quick facts for each item.

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So Exceptional

I don’t often write reviews but am inspired today because I am looking at my Centurion Rose Delphinium purchased in 2017 right now. It has fully achieved its 60+ inches in height and is about 36” around now and has been for a couple of years. It is absolutely glorious and has over 30 bloom stocks up to a foot or more high. It truly is spectacular after just 4 years. I wish there were a way to attach a photo! Here in Maine we have been experiencing drought for the last 2 years and we are down at least 6” in rain this year so far. I have not paid it any special attention whatsoever. No extra water or fertilizer! Fantastic!

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As predicted, very delicate

I knew this would be a challenge when I ordered it, but the plant has done relatively well. Came well packaged and in good health. Let it acclimatize to the yard for about a week before planting, and saw a flower stalk start about 3 weeks later. I had used a circular stake to keep it from swaying, but heavy rain has indeed snapped the flower right off the top due to its weight. I had flowers for about 8 hours before losing them. Another stalk has already started and we'll try again with a full upright stake for support. So far only 3ft tall, so it is petite as advertised, with very thin stems.

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Hasn't posed a challenge yet!

Was nervous to order one of these as I'd heard how finicky they can be. I let the plant acclimatize outside for a week before planting in the ground and staking it. A month or so later and it is already about to bloom. Just two feet high at the moment so will see how it looks in a years time. Very happy with the quality and the shipping.

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Growing guide

Growing guide
Print Grow Guide

Latin Name Pronunciation: del-fin'ee-um 

Delphiniums require full sun, preferably in a spot protected from high winds. They also need very fertile soil, with a pH close to neutral. If your soil is acid, plan to mix a handful of lime into the bed. And, lastly, all of the tall varieties require staking. Inevitably, a sudden downpour will knock unsupported stems down into the mud, and there's no way to ease that heartbreak. We suggest using two or more loops of twine, arranged in a figure-8, starting near the base and ending just below the flower head.

"Very fertile soil" means soil enriched with plenty of compost or composted manure. Plan to add a balanced, slow-release fertilizer as well.

Yes, Delphiniums require more attention and preparation than some other perennials. But, as our founder wrote, "… no gardener worth his loam would stop growing Delphiuniums just because they are not as rugged as weeds. There is nothing more beautiful or more rewarding …."

Cut the flower stalks of all but D. grandiflorum 'Blue Mirror' to the ground immediately after flowering for a second, smaller show in September. D. grandiflorum 'Blue Mirror' is the best Delphinium for the South but is short-lived there; allow a few plants to go to seed to provide for replacements.

Combine with Peonies, Siberian Iris, Lupines, Shasta Daisies, Roses, and other June bloomers.