Bella Donna Delphinium


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Common Name: Bella Donna Delphinium
Botanical Name: Delphinium X belladonna (del-FIN-ee-um bel-a-DON-a)
Decorative Life: 4-12 days.
Post Harvest Care:
  • Remove bottom leaves if present, recut stems under water and place into a fresh flower food solution. Sugar in the flower food can delay ethylene production and decrease the flower's sensitivity to ethylene.
  • Plant parts are poisonous, ingestion may cause illness.
Family Roots:
  • Member of the Ranunculaceae (buttercup family).
  • The parents of this hybrid are from Europe and Siberia.
  • Related species include columbine, larkspur, monkshood, anemone.
Personality:
  • Plant height can reach 3-4 feet.
  • Single flowers occur on a branched spike.
  • Plant is classed as a dicotyledon, leaves not parallel veined.
  • Flowers are not fragrant.
Availability: Year-round.
Flower Color: White, shades of blue, purple.
Storage Specifics: Store at 32-36F based on best available data.
Tidbits:
  • Delphinium’s petals have been said to resemble the bottle-nose of the dolphin, hence the Greek derivative of the name “delphis,” which means dolphin.
  • The "X" in the species name means that it is a cross between at least two species having the same genus. In this case, a hybrid between D. elatum and D. grandiflorum.
  • Good vertical accent or filler.
  • Make sure stems are rinsed in tap water prior to cutting under water to remove excess debris that could clog the stems.