delphiniums - Knowledgebase Question

houston, Te
Question by aurorasbalan
May 20, 2010
I usually have great success with gardening plants but my delphiniums are dying??? any help


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Answer from NGA
May 20, 2010

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The problem has nothing to do with your green thumb. The problem is that delphiniums are rarely successful in Texas. They just don't like the heat. Larkspurs are related to delphiniums and while it is an annual, it will come up readily from seeds every year. It is a tall plant that comes in pinks, purples, and blues. You can plant the seeds in the fall. It will bloom in the spring until it starts to get hot. To get it to reseed, you will need to let a few dry and go to seed. Don't try to grow delphiniums here; they hate Texas because of the heat. Larkspurs maybe delphiniums poor cousin, but they do well here.

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