- Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 22 - 24 Inches
- Mature Spread 22 - 24 Inches
- Growing Zones 3 - 8
Delphiniums are the epitome of a great Cottage Garden plant. They have large, dramatic blooms at top giant leaves that seem to keep multiplying all spring. Glitzy Bee is a new introduction in the ‘Delgenius’ Series of plants and does not disappoint. The spectacular blue flowers have bright white “bee” eyes and bloom well into summer long after other Delphiniums have withered from the heat.
Delphinium are deer and rabbit resistant, but slugs will make a feat of new growth. Using a physical barrier around the base of the plant such as crushed up eggshells or gritty sand will help keep the damage to a minimum. Placing Delphinium in a Cottage Garden as a specimen is the usual way to display it. A more modern approach would be to plant in a large group of one color or to grow exclusively in containers that can be part of a mixed seasonal display or highlighting a single plant per pot. Not only are the flowers good for floral displays, but the foliage makes great filler as well.
Delgenius™ Glitzy Bee Delphinium Care
Delphinium has a reputation for being very fussy and high maintenance. That may have been true for older varieties, but the ‘Delgenius’ series is as low maintenance as it gets for an ornamental perennial. Full sun and average soil will suit this long bloomer. Soil pH close to neutral is perfect. Well drained, but moist soil is the key to keeping these plants happy. Using soaker hoses or drip irrigation is the best way to provide extra irrigation.
Fertilizing with a well balanced, slow release food will ensure that you get plenty of flowers, but not too much weak foliage growth to entice the slugs and aphids. Staking of past varieties was always necessary. Glitzy Bee is much stouter growing and has stronger bloom stems. Light stalking of just the bloom may be needed. Early placement of the stake just as the buds open will take any extra weight off of the stem. Dividing every 3-4 years is recommended to maintain vigorous growth.
Delgenius™ Glitzy Bee Delphinium Spacing
Delphiniums are herbaceous perennials which die back completely to the ground in the winter. Spacing these plants can be much closer than spacing of a shrub or tree. The mature height and width of Glitzy Bee is 24 inches. A spacing of 18 inches will allow for proper air circulation around plants.
Delgenius™ Glitzy Bee Delphinium Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 3 - 8
|Light Exposure: Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
|Mature Height: 22 - 24 Inches
|Mature Spread: 16 - 24 Inches
|Spacing: 16 - 24 Inches
|Flower Color(s): Blue
|Bloom Period: Summer
|Foliage Type: Herbaceous
|Foliage Color(s): Green
|Seasonal Interest: Summer Flowering
|Resists: Deer, Rabbit
|Attracts: Butterflies, Hummingbirds
|Uses: Borders, Containers, Mass Planting, Wildlife Gardens
|Features: Attracts Pollinators, Low Maintenance
|Brand: Plants That Work
|Common Name: Glitzy Bee Delphinium
|Scientific Name: DELPHINIUM DELGENIUS `GLITZY` (BLUE)
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.
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- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
- We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location
Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.