Common Name: Delphinium-Hybrid Bee Delphinium E. Cobalt Dreams

Height: 4-6 Feet
Spread: 1.5-2 Feet
Flower Color: Blue shades
Foliage Color: Green shades
Hardiness Zone: 3,4,5,6,7
Sun or Shade?: Full sun (> 6 hrs. direct sun)  Part shade (4-6 hrs. direct sun)
Wet or dry?: Average water needs 
Want to see wings?: Attracts hummingbirds Attracts butterflies
Need critter resistant plants?:
Deer resistant Rabbit resistant
How fast should it grow?: Medium
When should it bloom?: Early summer  Late summer  Early fall
How's your soil?: Average Soil   Fertile Soil
Sweet or Sour Soil?: Neutral Soil (pH = 7.0)  Alkaline Soil (pH > 7.0)
What's your garden style?: Cottage Eclectic

 

Breeder Terry Dowdeswell has been working hard to develop a new strain of Delphiniums that have consistently deep, true cobalt blue flowers and now he’s done it! 

This new selection produces strong, tall spires tightly packed with cobalt blue florets with brightly contrasting white central bees.  They draw your attention from quite a distance and add terrific architectural presence to the garden in early summer and fall.  Uniform color and form ensure a stunning display whether planted singly or en masse.  

The English hybrid type of delphiniums are bred by Dowdeswell's Delphiniums in New Zealand and are hand crossed to produce the highest quality seed. These F1 hybrids have excellent form, strong stems, and a vigorous growth habit. They were selected for their improved tolerance of heat and humidity, while retaining their cold hardiness.