Aurora Delphinium

The AURORA series of Delphinium offers excellent uniformity and hybrid vigor with flowers tightly packed on sturdy stems. They form stately spires of flowers in early summer, over a mound of deeply cut green leaves. This selection features tall spires of vivid blue, semi-double flowers each with a white bee or center. Excellent for cutting. Trim back spent stems to the base to encourage repeat bloom later in the autumn. Be on the watch for aphids, slugs and powdery mildew, all common problems with Delphiniums. Staking the individual flower stems in June as they begin to elongate is wise, to help avoid wind damage.

Sun Exposure   Full Sun

Soil Type   Sandy or Clay

Soil pH   Neutral or   Alkaline or Acid

Soil Moisture   Average or Moist

Care Level Moderate

Flower Color Deep Blue with white

Blooming Time Early Summer   Mid-Summer

Foliage Color Deep Green

Plant Uses & Characteristics Accent: Good Texture/Form, Attracts Hummingbirds, Border, Cut Flower, Massed

Flower Head Size Very Large

Height 35-47 inches

Spread 23-35 inches

Growth Rate   Medium

USDA Zone: 3-9