Delphinium 'Black Knight Group'

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Dark strong verticals, of deep purple-blue flowers with sultry black eyes, in summer -perfect with a cocktail of pale lemon achilleas and anthemis

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  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: fertile, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: June and July
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Stately spires of semi-double, deep purple flowers, opening in June and July on tall stems. These dark-eyed delphiniums look fantastic planted in bold clumps as part of a cottage-garden scheme or towards the back of a well-drained, sunny border, where they will add height and bold splashes of colour. They also make excellent cut flowers.

  • Garden care: Protect young foliage against slug and snail damage in spring. Stake with bamboo canes in mid-spring, before the flowers appear. During the growing season, apply a balanced liquid fertiliser every 2-3 weeks and wearing gloves cut back the faded flower-stems to a flowering side-shoot to encourage repeat flowering. At the end of autumn cut back and compost the faded flower stems.

  • Harmful if eaten

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Anemone hupehensis var. japonica 'Pamina'

Japanese anemone

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Astrantia major 'Rubra'

great black masterwort

Gorgeous plum-coloured flowers

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Echinops bannaticus 'Taplow Blue'

blue globe thistle

Spherical, bright blue flower-heads

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3.0

Too young to flower yet

By Chris

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    Comments about Delphinium 'Black Knight Group':

    Grew slowly over Summer, but has died down now.looking forward to seeing it in Spring

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      When should I plant Delphiniums, Foxgloves and Hollyhocks, and what will I gett in a pot?

      Hi there, I have a brand new, small, garden (approx. 36' by 30') and am in the process of creating borders. I'm aiming for fairly deep borders as I would like loads of cottage garden flowers. I am thinking of having a few evergreen / deciduous shrubs here and there to form some permanent interest. My gardening knowledge is more or less at the 'beginner' stage so I need some advice please. Is it okay to plant the shrubs now as long as the ground isn't frozen? When should I plant the perennials and annuals? Spring time? When I order for example Hollyhocks, Delphiniums and Foxgloves, and what do I get in the pot? Is it one plant that will produce one flowerhead? If I wanted to make a big colour impact, would I need to order loads of each plant? I look forward to hearing from you. Many thanks, Lynn
      Asked on 10/12/2009 by Wilson Lynn

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      • A:

        Hello Lynn, You can plant any fully hardy plant at any time of the year
        as long as the ground is not frozen, but the ideal times are spring or
        autumn. Annuals only live for 1 year, some will flower in winter, while
        others flower in summer, so the planting time will depend on what type
        they are. As for the herbaceous perennials, these can be planted anytime
        as long as they are hardy, you will get 1 plant per pot. Each plant and
        species will produce flowers in different way. The ones you mention
        will generally produce 1 main flowerspike and a couple of smaller
        side-shoots, and if you cut them back when they start to fade you can
        often encourage a second flush later in the year. Finally then, if you
        want big impact, then yes you will need a lot of plants. I hope this
        helps. Helen Plant Doctor

        Answered on 11/12/2009 by Wilson Lynn
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      When should I plant Delphiniums?

      I am interested in purchasing some Delphinium plants. When is the best time to buy and to plant? I live in Scotland and the winters here are both damp and cold.
      Asked on 25/11/2005 by alistair mackie

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      • A:

        As a rule hardy plants that are grown in containers, can be planted at any time of year as long as the soil isn't frozen solid. The best times are in the autumn when the soil is still warm enough to encourage root growth but the plant isn't in active growth, or the spring before the temperatures start to rise, however you can also plant throughout summer as long as you make sure the plant is kept well watered.

        Answered on 30/11/2005 by Crocus
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