- Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 30 - 40 Inches
- Mature Spread 30 - 40 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|
|Flower Color(s): Blue|
|Flower Description: Deep Blue|
|Bloom Period: Late May Through Early July|
|Foliage Type: Herbaceous|
|Foliage Color(s): Green|
|Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering, Summer Flowering|
|Resists: Deer, Rabbit|
|Attracts: Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds|
|Container Role: Thriller|
|Uses: Borders, Containers, Mass Planting, Specimen or Focal Point|
|Features: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flowers|
|Common Name: Blue Guardian Larkspur|
|Other Name(s): Blue Guardian Larkspur|
|Scientific Name: Delphinium 'Guardian Blue'|
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