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Garden with a Winner!™

Delphinium elatum ‘Dasante Blue’ (Dasante Blue Larkspur)

Plants form a low mound of deeply-cut, dark green foliage. Protruding from the mounds are multiple, sturdy, upright spikes of electric-blue, purple highlighted flowers. Central to the blooms are little tufts of white. The bold blossoms are a dominant feature as they are tall and stick up 70-80 cm (25-35 in.) above the foliage with an accumulated spread of 45-60 cm (15-25 in) across. June-July the blooms will appear and by removing faded spikes at the base repeat blooming will be encouraged for fall. It is compact, uniform and a real head turner.

In the right location the Delphinium elatum ‘Dasante Blue’ is easy to grow; full sun, zones 3-8, neutral soil and watered when thirsty. Rabbits and deer do not like the way this larkspur tastes but butterflies, bees and hummingbirds do. Use it nearly anywhere in the landscape- borders, mass plantings, containers, as a specimen and even a cut flower. Be sure to cut your ‘Dasante Blue’ all the way back in the fall before the winter temperatures kick in to strengthen the plant for the following year.

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