Delphinium ‘Guardian Lavender’ (Candle Larkspur) is a very popular perennial for your garden. This plant has a long history, and it can be found in many gardens and flower beds all over the world. They are very showy and look great in gardens that have purple flowers. Delphiniums are also called larkspur, but they should not be confused with other plants that go by the same name such as true larkspurs, which grow wild in North America.
The following tips will help you care for this beautiful blooming plant:
1) Delphiniums need well-drained soil and plenty of sunlight to thrive.
2) When planting, make sure to space your plant at least 18″ apart from the next one, and then work around them clockwise or counterclockwise to form a wheel shape. It’s important not to allow plants to touch each other because they will compete for water,
How to grow Delphinium ?
Delphiniums do best in an open or semi-shaded spot, but they can also be grown in a pot. If you’re growing Delphiniums in a pot, make sure that the soil is well draining and not wet.
Three types of soil are best for growing Delphiniums:
1) Sandy Soil: This soil type is the most common type used to grow this flower. The sandy conditions allow the plant to thrive without too much moisture. It’s also best for growing plants that are relatively large in size (flowers less than 3″ across).
2) Loam Soil: Loam is like sandy soil, but it holds just enough water so it doesn’t drown out the roots of the plant. Since this kind of soil holds more moisture, it’s perfect for plants that are smaller in size (flowers 5″ or larger).
3) Clay Soil: This type of soil is similar to loam with some small pockets of air pockets around the roots. This helps encourage root growth and oxygen levels inside the plant because any air bubbles created by this type of soil will prevent water from circulating through the plant’s roots effectively.
How to Plant Delphinium
If you’re growing delphiniums in containers, make sure the container has a drainage hole. If you don’t have a drain hole, be sure the soil is completely dry before adding the plant to the pot.
When planting delphiniums, work from the bottom up; water well and allow soil to dry out between watering. Once your plants are planted, it’s important not to cover them with dirt or any other type of fabric because this will prevent air circulation. Overwatering your plants can stunt their growth for next year!
Watering the Delphinium
One of the easiest ways to water Delphiniums is in a tray. When watering your plants, it’s very important to let them sit for a few minutes so they can absorb the water. This helps prevent root damage and over-watering.
When watering, make sure you remember that when you are watering from the bottom up, but never from the top down. If your pots do not drain properly, make sure to add more water as soon as you feel dry to prevent rotting these beautiful blooms!
Best Soil for Delphinium
To create a healthy, vibrant garden with Delphiniums, you will want to choose the correct soil mix. The following are some recommendations to help you select the best soil for your plants:
1) A combination of loam and sand, or “green” sand mixed with some peat moss.
2) This mixture is known as green sand.
3) If you use this type of mix in your garden, be sure to add organic fertilizer to it from time to time.