Delphinium 'Summer Skies' (Delphinium 'Summer Skies')
Delphinium 'Summer Skies'
Delphinium Summer Skies Group
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'Summer Skies' ~ 'Summer Skies' is a tall upright clump-forming perennial. It has dark green divided foliage and in summer, bears spikes of sky blue flowers with white eyes.
Plant in a fertile, well-drained soil in full sun. Apply a fortnightly balanced liquid feed during the growing season. To avoid flopping stems, add a support in mid-spring.
Beds and borders, City, Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging
Loamy, Sandy, Chalky
Well-drained, Moist but well-drained
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
South, East, West
May also be subject to a virus.
Thin shoots when plant is 7cm high to 2-3 shoots on young plants and 5-7 shoots on established plants to promote best flowers. Deadhead by cutting spent flower spikes back to small flowering side shoots. Cut back to ground level in autumn.
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Delphinium 'Summer Skies' is:
Blue, White in Summer
Green in Summer
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