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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: Taqiyyah
Maryland (Zone 7a)
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Apr 21, 2016 9:26 AM CST
How old are your delphs? What do you feed them? I have a few pacific giants--this would be their third year, and the second they were barely two feet tall.
Name: Jeanie
Minnesota (Zone 4a)
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Apr 21, 2016 11:03 AM CST
These delphiniums are Pagan Purples, one of the New Millenium varieties. They are about 6-7 years old, but I have moved them a few times. They really are supposed to be only 4-6 feet tall. I do not fertilize any of my gardens other than with compost or composted manure every couple of years. I can't figure out why they get so big. I should try some of the other hybrids to see if they perform the same or differently.
Old gardeners never die. They are just pruned and repotted.

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