Breeder Terry Dowdeswell has been working hard to develop a new strain of Delphiniums that have consistently deep, true cobalt blue flowers and now he’s done it!
This new selection produces strong, tall spires tightly packed with cobalt blue florets with brightly contrasting white central bees. They draw your attention from quite a distance and add terrific architectural presence to the garden in early summer and fall. Uniform color and form ensure a stunning display whether planted singly or en masse.
The English hybrid type of delphiniums are bred by Dowdeswell's Delphiniums in New Zealand and are hand crossed to produce the highest quality seed. These F1 hybrids have excellent form, strong stems, and a vigorous growth habit. They were selected for their improved tolerance of heat and humidity, while retaining their cold hardiness.