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Delphinium grandiflorum Blue Elf
Delphinium grandiflorum Blue Elf
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Delphinium grandiflorum Blue Elf

Dwarf Delphinium

USDA Zone: 2-9

Plant number: 1.176.250

(=‘Blauer Zwerg’) Unlike the traditional tall Delphiniums, this strain forms a low, bushy mound of lacy green leaves. Plants bear loose sprays of single, gentian-blue flowers throughout the summer. Ideal for containers, the rock garden and for edging the sunny border. Remove faded flower heads regularly to encourage more buds to form throughout the season. Although not a long-lived perennial, this will often self sow where happy. Said to be tolerant of hot, humid summer climates. Also known to do remarkably well in areas with short, cool summers. An outstanding cut flower. CAUTION: Harmful if eaten.

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Delphinium grandiflorum Blue Elf

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
  Average or
  Dry or
Care Level
Flower Colour
  Deep Blue
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Mid Summer
  Late Summer
  Early Fall
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Attracts Hummingbirds
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Drought Tolerant
   30-40 cm
   12-16 inches
   25-30 cm
   10-12 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate