Common Name: Delphinium-Hybrid Bee Delphinium E. Lilac Ladies

Height: 3-4 Feet
Spread: 1.5-2 Feet
Flower Color: Purple 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
Critter resistant plants: Deer resistant and 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
 
‘Lilac Ladies’ is a blooming machine!  Her first set of clear lilac purple flowers with lilac and white striped central bees will reach 3-4 feet tall in early summer. It’s a good idea to deadhead those first blooms once they are spent as it will quickly promote a heavy crop of secondary flowers on smaller stems shortly after the first round is finished.  In New Zealand where it was developed, it produces three rounds of bloom; in the Midwest you can expect at least two. 
Standing 3-4’ tall, this plant is perfect for the middle of the border.
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.