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Delphiniums for Krista

04 May 2010 21:00:05
Pacific Giants

Pacific Giants

Hi Krista

Here are the Delphiniums I'm growing from seed this year. They are 'Pacific Giants' but still very small. I've a way to go before they can go out into that border!

A few years ago I grew 'Magic Fountains' and the resultant plants now flower for me every year. You can see them in last year's June and July 2009 albums.

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Periwinkle Periwinkle 04 May 2010 21:10:37

Giant Oaks from little acorns grow!!!!!! They will get there in time if you can keep them alive.

fran m fran m 04 May 2010 21:28:37

I have 'Magic Fountains' they are great.

rosburke rosburke 04 May 2010 21:45:04

Only 2 of my delphiniums have survived. hope they continue to do so. yours look great.

Krista Krista 04 May 2010 22:17:26

Thanks, Rachel. How do they do flower wise?Will it be next year? Or year after that?I better get my ordered then soon!

Krista Krista 04 May 2010 22:25:26

I think I know your albums by heart at this stage:) There is so many interesting things to see. Nice delphiniums I think I will go for purple with black eyes. Now another question. Did you grow hellenium from seed or cuttings or bought it as plants as you seem to have a sea of helleniums which are fab for later in the year.

Mairin Mairin 04 May 2010 23:43:29

They have a long way to go but they grow quickly, if I recall correctly.  I had one years ago.  I don't remember what happend to it.   Do slugs love them? 

Lìga Lìga 05 May 2010 08:36:47

They could flowering this year,at end of summer.I was sowed them last year,and some flowering same year.

Rachel Rachel 05 May 2010 18:52:59

Krista, I bought my Heleniums in threes and fives. I do love them. I have seen seed for sale but was unsuccessful collecting seed myself (not sure what I did wrong). Last year I took cuttings for Shelser and gave them to her in Belvedere as she was very interesting in Moorheim Beauty. Of course, as things went, I never heard how they did for her. I will bring you a division from each of my two types of Helenium (Moorheim Beauty & Waldtraut) to the next meeting : )

Krista Krista 05 May 2010 19:21:27

You are so kind, Rachel! Thanks a lot!Thay are so pretty.

Rachel Rachel 05 May 2010 21:24:42

Thanks, everyone. I hope these little Delphiniums grow up quickly.

No problem, Krista : )

shazzsamsudin shazzsamsudin 06 May 2010 11:44:43

Oh...thank god. I also sowed 'Pacific Giants' and mine look exactly like yours! I was beginning to worry if my seedlings were slow. I sure hope they flower this year. My existing 3 delphiniums (not Pacific Giants) are so robust I think I'll have to divide them next year.


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