Delphinium is a long-standing, elegant plant,It can transform any part of your garden. In addition to its decorative qualities, the plant has a beneficial effect on the soil, since it belongs to the family of legumes. This sort of flowers has a lot of color combinations, the external form makes it possible to refine any landscape composition.
The plant is a perennial delphinium
Delphinium refers to beans, tubersherbaceous plants. This tall herbaceous flower has a pronounced shape. Each "candle" has a rosette of large leaves at the base, the top is topped with an inflorescence of large flowers. A separately taken flower has a size of up to 2 cm in diameter. The root system is a cluster of tubers.
The magnificent lush crowns of plants create a riotpaints and gentle shapes. Delphinium is good for creating compositions in the spirit of a wild garden, it can enter any ensemble of classical garden design. The height of the "candle" reaches 2.5 meters, individual decorative low-growing varieties (up to 0.5 m) make it possible to form a cascade of tall and medium plants.
The shades of the flower vary:
The main popular varieties of delphinium are:
The Delphinium of Leroy;
Delphinium of Bruno;
The variety differs in height, color, and also some peculiarities when leaving. In general, the plant is unpretentious to the conditions and easily tolerates the harmful effects of cold and drought.
Planting and caring for the delphinium
Delphinium long-term planting and maintenance requireknowledge of some nuances. The plant likes rich soils. He prefers not an acidic environment. If your site has an increased level of acidity, before planting it must be prepared:
mix in equal amounts dolomite flour and slaked lime (1: 1 ratio);
the amount of mixture per area area is calculated from the proportion of 100 g per 1 m ?;
feed the soil with a mixture of manure and peat (ratio 1: 2).
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The plant prefers well-warmed areas. It is necessary to protect against strong gusts of wind, because the "candle" can easily break. In dry weather, the plant is watered 1-2 times a week. With sufficient precipitation, water should not be watered.
The plant is fed twice:
April month second half;
Top dressing is carried out by nitrogenous fertilizers, the mullein is bred in a proportion 1:10. During the ovary bud, soil is fertilized with potassium and phosphate mixtures.
Cultivation from the seeds of the delphinium
Delphinium is a long-term seed growing of the mosta convenient way to propagate a plant. They are distinguished by good germination. Seed material retains its properties for 4 years after collection, provided it is properly stored. Quickly peck in nutrient media. The only drawback can be considered the possibility of confusing the variety during the sorting of seedlings.
Seeds of the perennial delphinium before plantingit is necessary to subject stratification. Placing seeds in the cold is the main guarantee of germination. This is due to its natural life cycles in the wild.
Seeds are planted in a peat mixture. Appropriate fees are sold in flower markets. Pour small seeds into small (up to 1 cm) grooves. Watering is necessary to provide a drip, for these purposes, an atomizer is suitable. After the emergence of sprouts, it can be transferred to the open ground.