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botanical name:
Delphinium 'Sweethearts'
Delphinium 'Sweethearts' © Deeproot Plant Base
synonyms:  Delphinium elatum 'Sweethearts'
family:  Ranunculaceae
characteristics: perennial
height: 1.80m
width: 0.75m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: clump
leaf colour: green
flower colour: pink
main season: Summer
poison symbol poisonous or irritant
aspect: full sun
conditions: moist soil
preferred soil pH: neutral
minimum temp: -35°C
USDA zone: 4 to 9
description:
Spikes of double rich pink flowers with white central bees. Large palmate leaves. Sturdy growth habit and disease resistant.

cultivation:
Fertile, moist, well drained soil in full sun and shelter from strong winds. Remove fading flower stems, a further flush is sometomes produced.
Often treated as a biennial.

propagation:
By division or from stem cuttings. Also available as seed.

usage:
Herbaceous borders.

other notes:
New Millenium Series
Bred by Terry Dowdeswell, New Zealand

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