Information for Delphinium elatum Oriental Blue

B and T World Seeds' reference number: 66356
USDA average, annual, minimum temperature Zone:3
Type of plant - perennial
Flower: GENTIAN-BLUE shades, fade resistant, first year flowering
Height in meters: 1.2
Parts of Delphinium elatum Oriental Blue are considered toxic.

Common names for Delphinium elatum Oriental Blue: (selected from 'Volkerfrieden'), 

Delphinium elatum Oriental Blue is included in the following B and T World Seeds flowering plant categories:
43:   Herbaceous Border Plant Seed List
44:   Cut flowers Commercial and other Recommended Varieties
131:   Toxic Plants
587:  Ranunculaceae
698:   First Year Flowering Perennials
952:   Wholesale Selection

Germination guide
Delphinium elatum Oriental Blue seeds will usually germinate in 14-21 days. Normally germinates in the dark. Sow seeds about 2mm deep in a Peaty seed sowing mix at about 10C.

Stratification (cold treatment or vernalization) Some seeds need to be overwintered before they will germinate. Some seeds need just a couple of weeks, others 3 months. Seeds can be stratified in dampened peat or sand, in a plastic box or bag at 4C or 5C in a refrigerator. The seeds should not be frozen or in a wet medium. Very small seeds can be sown on the surface of their growing medium, in pots sealed in plastic bags, and kept in the 'fridge. Many vernalized seeds need light to germinate when they are sown in the "Spring".

Cold stratify 2 weeks High temperatures cause dormancy.

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