Common Name: Delphinium-Hybrid Bee Delphinium E. Moonlight Blues

Height: 2.5-3 Feet
Spread: 18-24 Inches
Flower Color: Blue shades
Foliage Color: Blue 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)
Garden style: Cottage Eclectic

One of the shortest Delphiniums yet to come from Dowdeswell’s Delphiniums in New Zealand.  This petite new seed strain measures in at just 2½-3’ tall in full bloom. 

Even more impressive is that half of this height is comprised of stout flower spikes!  Stunning sky blue flowers with the slightest hint of pink have perfectly contrasting dark bees.  The color of the bee ranges from black to brown to blue striped and it really adds some pop to these cool blue blossoms. 

After the main spike is finished blooming, trim it off and watch many side shoots develop and bloom just as beautifully as the first.  The extra flower stems help to prolong the bloom time and to give the plant its bushy appearance. 

The foliage of this variety tends to be a bit lighter green than others in the series, but is just as robust and healthy.  Delphiniums perform best when fed heavily and regularly.    

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 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.