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Blue Guardian Larkspur

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  • Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 30 - 40 Inches
  • Mature Spread 24 - 36 Inches
  • Growing Zones 4 - 8
  • Use As A Thriller In Containers

Blue Guardian Delphinium (Delphinium elatum ‘Guardian Blue’), also called Candle Larkspur, grows to majestic heights and sports stunning, richly colored, dark-blue florets with white center ‘bees’. Blue Guardian is a hardy perennial, growing in zones 4 - 7. Deep-blue blossoms make a lovely cut flower for floral arrangements or provide a tall, colorful display in your landscape.

This delphinium blooms from late May through early July; they put on a big show in early summer, and then give a second colorful show later in the summer. Bees love this plant; it also attracts butterflies, hummingbirds, and other important pollinators. Reaching heights from 30 - 40 inches and up to 36 inches wide, this perennial is lovely used in the midground of a cottage or English-style garden. As a bonus, it is also deer and rabbit resistant. 

Blue Guardian Larkspur Care

Plant Blue Guardian Larkspur in full to partial sun in moist, nutrient-rich, well-draining soil. Select a spot in your garden that provides a bit of shelter to protect them from strong winds and harsh rains.  Plant delphiniums so the crown rests slightly above the soil line to avoid crown rot. 

Remove spent flower spikes to promote another flush of blooms in late summer. Blue Guardian is toxic to pets, so keep these blue beauties in an area your pets won’t roam. 

Blue Guardian Larkspur Spacing

Blue Guardian Larkspur can spread up to 3 feet when happy, so give them plenty of room to grow. Plant them in mixed beds, cottage gardens, cut-flower beds, and pollinator gardens. Blue Guardian is fantastic as a cut flower in large floral arrangements; they also create a maximum color impact when planted in mass groupings.

Blue Guardian Larkspur Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 4 - 8
Plant Type: Perennial
Light Exposure: Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 30 - 40 Inches
Mature Spread: 24 - 36 Inches
Spacing: 24 - 36 Inches
Habit: Upright
Flower Color(s): Blue
Flower Description: Deep Blue
Bloom Period: Late May Through Early July
Foliage Type: Herbaceous
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description:
Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering, Summer Flowering
Watering: Average
Resists: Deer, Rabbit
Tolerates: N/A
Attracts: Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Container Role: Thriller
Uses: Borders, Containers, Mass Planting, Specimen or Focal Point
Features: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flowers
Brand:
Common Name: Blue Guardian Larkspur
Other Name(s): Blue Guardian Larkspur
Scientific Name: Delphinium 'Guardian Blue'
SKU:
1231003996-pc

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Known As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
 Volume:
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Known As:
   Quart

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
 Volume:
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Known As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
 Volume:
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
 Volume:
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
 Volume:
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
 Volume:
   2.32-2.76 gallons


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Winter to Early Spring

We ship only when it's warm enough to plant in your growing zone.
Sometimes plants aren't completely ready to sell and ship in early spring. We will wait until the plants are ready before shipping so you don't get a subpar product.
For Southern plants we will be able to ship much earlier than plants coming from our northern nursery.

Summer

If there is extreme heat we may delay shipping for a week or several weeks.
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We’ll ship plants out all the way up to the end of the fall planting season!

Winter

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Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

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