Delphinium elatum New Millennium ‘Dusky Maidens’
Delphinium elatum ‘Dusky Maidens’ from the New Millennium Series of Delphiniums has dusky-pink coloured flowers with a dark bee on tall spires. There can be a variation in the bloom colour because it is grown from seed. Delphinium ‘Dusky Maidens’ is a very cold hardy, long lived perennial. Delphinium ‘Dusky Maidens’ is a magnificent addition to the perennial border. This Delphinium hybrid has all the excellent traits of the British Delphinium elatums. After it finishes flowering near the end of July we remove the finished bloom stem and fertilize again with Gaia Green 4-4-4 organic mineral based fertilizer. This will promote new growth and encourage fall re-bloom. We grow and sell Delphinium ‘Dusky Maidens’ at Plant Paradise Country Gardens.
- Light: Full sun
- Soil: Well drained – Fertilization is required often
- Moisture: Average – Moist
- Benefits: Pollinators, Butterflies, Cut-flower, Re-blooms in fall
- Height: 4-6 feet
- Blooms: July and again in September
- Foliage: Green dissected foliage
- Spacing: 24-36 inches
- Growth Habit: Clumping
- Zones: 3-7
Plants can be purchased through the Gardener’s Club at Plant Paradise Country Gardens at discounted pricing or to non-members at regular retail prices. As the 2017 Destination Garden Centre of the Year, we have been growing and selling hardy, unique and hard-to-find perennials organically for over 12 years.
We are always trialing and testing them in the botanical gardens at Plant Paradise Country Gardens. Our growing practices benefit the whole environment, including the pollinators and beneficial insects.
At Plant Paradise Country Gardens we control every aspect of growing plants on-site. This begins with mixing soil in the potting shed and all the steps in between until the fully grown plants are ready for your garden. This gives us the opportunity to have control over the quality.
Our responsibility is to grow healthy plants that are environmentally sustainable. We use only organic gardening methods to grow high quality plants without the use of pesticides, herbicides and synthetic fertilizers. Our plants are available in one, two or three gallon containers.
We DO NOT use NeoNicotinoids which is a pesticide used by many plant nurseries that sell to garden centres and big box stores. This pesticide is a known cause of the decline in the bee population.
Everything a grower uses in plant production is systemically released into the molecular structure of the plant. This becomes a chain reaction in the long-term health and vibrancy of the plant and your growing environment.
By supporting our environmentally sustainable organic perennial nursery you’ll be a part of the positive change that makes a difference in our environment. We believe you’ll see the difference.