Delphinium

Did you know?

Eating any part of the delphinium can cause vomiting and even death. The juice of the flower was used as blue ink.

Selection and Care

Delphiniums have lots of small flowers travelling up a long stem. They are generally blue, but there are also purple and white varieties. Look for stems that are not bendy and where flowers have not started dropping off. Cut a minimum of 2cm off the stem, strip the bottom leaves off, and put in cold water with a flower preservative. Change water daily for optimum lifespan.Keep cool. This flower is very sensitive to ethylene. Keep them away from fruit, car exhausts and cigarette smoke.

Availability

All year round.