Staking Tall Delphiniums: Timely Reminder!

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Staking Tall Delphiniums

By foraygardengirl
April 21, 2016

Nothing is worse than watching your lovely tall spikes of blooming delphiniums get flattened by rain and wind.

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Name: Chris
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goldfinch4
Apr 21, 2016 6:15 AM CST
Thanks for the tip and the reminder! I always say I'm going to stay on top of this as my delphiniums grow, but usually don't. This year I will make a real effort.
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Oberon46
Apr 21, 2016 8:16 AM CST
I put wire fences around mine but they are only 4' tall and the delphs grow to 6-7' tall so when a wind comes up or rain they all and break. I guess I could try the tall bamboo posts and they 'guy-wire' them to the short fencing which is pretty stable. Good idea. Thanks.
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Name: Jeanie
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foraygardengirl
Apr 21, 2016 12:28 PM CST
I had exactly the same experience the first year I grew these, so that is why I started to stake them.
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Old gardeners never die. They are just pruned and repotted.
Name: Andi
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GardenQuilts
Apr 21, 2016 6:16 PM CST
I am a first time delphinium grower. I tried unsuccessfully to grow them from seed. last summer, I bought a beautiful delphinium plant from the Lowe's dales rack. it survived the winter and set its first leaves. I will be ready with the bamboo once flower shoots start.

Do you have any recommendations for care and fertilizing?
Name: Jeanie
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foraygardengirl
Apr 21, 2016 8:05 PM CST
Hi Andi,
I do not do anything other than staking my delphiniums. They seem to thrive here with little care, even though they are considered heavy feeders. I spread compost and/or composted manure every other year and that's about it. I'm sorry I don't have any further specific recommendations for you.
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