Dwarf Chinese Delphinium (Delphinium grandiflorum 'Blue Butterfly') in the Delphiniums Database

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Plant Height: 12 to 15 inches (30-38cm)
Plant Spread: 12 to 15 inches (30-38cm)
Flowers: Showy
Other: Remove spent flower spikes to promote a second bloom.
Flower Color: Blue
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Uses: Cut Flower
Suitable as Annual
Wildlife Attractant: Butterflies
Toxicity: Leaves are poisonous
Roots are poisonous
Fruit is poisonous
Other: Seeds
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Other: Short lived perennial. Basal cutting.


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Posted by robertduval14 (Mason, New Hampshire - Zone 5b) on Mar 4, 2013 9:18 PM

Some of my flower garden's best 'blues' come from this one cultivar. Stunning color. Can be a bit floppy after a heavy rain.

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Posted by Skiekitty (Denver Metro - Zone 5a) on Apr 14, 2014 10:55 AM

Tolerates a very wide range of soils & temperatures. Doesn't seem to care whether it's treated xerically or not. Loves rain, loves dry, loves sun, loves shade. Seems to be a happy plant that comes back year after year. Very gorgeous blue flowers. Short plant, though. Only gets to be about 8" tall with the blooms. Does not spread.

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