Bella Donna Delphinium – Delphinium X belladonna

Common Name: Bella Donna Delphinium

Botanical Name: Delphinium X belladonna, del-FIN-ee-um bel-a-DON-a

Decorative Life: 4-12 days.

Flower Color: , ,


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.
  • 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.
Storage Specifics:

Store at 32-36F based on best available data.

  • 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.

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