Flower Friday: Delphinium (Delphinium elatum) #FlowerFriday

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I discovered Flower Friday last year while visiting Lorilin@Bugbugbooks and have been having a blast sharing some flower pictures and information. Please check out Lorilin’s blog if you haven’t already for book reviews and more!


Here are some delphinium from my vegetable garden. These were taken this past summer. I thought I’d save these for winter to share some color!

These aren’t growing in a very nice area. They’re in the back of the garden by the woods, but they’re fairly happy. These would obviously be more elegant in a separate flower garden, but I enjoy viewing them while picking vegetables. They aren’t very fragrant, but butterflies seem to love them.

I started these from seed a few years ago. They didn’t bloom their first year, but became so full and lush in their second. They did fairly well this summer, but we had a little too much rain. As summer moves on and they continue to grow taller, more than likely they’ll need to be staked.

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I was unsuccessful in prior years getting these to germinate, until I started using a heating element and found pelleted/coated seeds.

Now they come back every year gracing me with their beauty. It’s wonderful to go out and pick vegetables while viewing so much color and this flower is different from any other flower we have growing. These blue colors are rare in my gardens with only spider-wort coming anywhere close.

Delphinium’s petals have been said to resemble the bottle-nose of the dolphin, hence the Greek derivative of the name “delphis,” which means dolphin.

– calyxflowers.com


Botanical name – Delphinium elatum

Higher classification- Larkspur

Good for zones 3-7

Perennial

Height 4-8 feet – Many require staking


Thanks for checking out Flower Friday! What are some of your favorite flowers? Feel free to comment below. Have a wonderful weekend!

💚❤💚 Mischenko

21 thoughts on “Flower Friday: Delphinium (Delphinium elatum) #FlowerFriday

  1. So beautiful! I love the blue and purple variegated ones! Another I need to try to grow! Our camellias are blooming now thanks to the wacky weather, and not in February when they are supposed to. I’ll have some pics with books some time soon! 😂 We might lose them right now because we are expecting a big ice and snow storm tomorrow night. Anyway, these are lovely, and it doesn’t matter where you have them planted, they are gorgeous. ♥️ Happy weekend! Xoxo

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    1. Thanks, Jen! Oh my…Blooming flowers now? That seems so strange. This weather is scary! I surely hope you don’t lose them. Can you cover them with buckets or something? I’ll have to watch for your posts! ❤❤❤ Enjoy your weekend! ☺🎄

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      1. Yes, they normally bloom in winter but towards the end of it and not the beginning. 😂 They are one of our first signs that spring may happen (but we can still get plenty of freezing temps and even snow after they bloom). They are big bushes, so we have put sheets out, but the snow will be heavy and may cause the sheet to break them. Happy weekend to you! Xoxo

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        1. Oh I see! I didn’t know they were that large. I have a lot to learn 🤣 Our winter rose’s usually bloom in Feb to early March and this year it was into April. The weather is definitely changing! ❤

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