Delphinium 'Galahad' (Pacific Hybrid Series)

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Buy Delphinium 'Galahad' (Pacific Hybrid Series) delphinium: Elegant and statuesque

This perennial dies back to below ground level each year in autumn, then fresh new growth appears again in spring.

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

    Branching stems support the spires of glistening, pure white flowers, which glow like illuminated candles arising from mounds of rich green foliage. Prolong the flowering period by cutting back the central flowerspike to its base after it is past its best, as this will encourage the smaller, lateral shoots to flourish.

  • Garden care: For best results, choose an open spot away from taller plants. Stake with bamboo canes as they start to shoot upwards in mid-spring and protect young foliage against slug and snail damage. 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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Needs slug protection


This was eaten by slugs before it developed. We've never had much luck with potted delphiniums (we are fine with those grown from our own seed), maybe they need to be more protected until used to our soil/conditions?




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Towering glory


This has really lived up to its reputation - glorious spires lasting months, returning again every year. The only drawback is that snails & slugs absolutely love the emerging young shoots so you need to be quick with the eggshells / deterrent of your choice if you want to have any flowers later





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Are delphiniums biennials or perennials? If the former, can you keep them going for several years or are they best replaced? Which type would you suggest for longevity? Kind regards Anne


Hello there Delphiniums can be annual, biennial or perennial, but Delphinium Pacific hybrids is probably one of the best for longevity. Hope this helps.

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

Wilson Lynn

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

Wilson Lynn

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.

alistair mackie

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.


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