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Growing Tips:

  • Likes full sun in cooler climates to partial shade in warmer climates

  • Keep soil moist, and well-drained and feed monthly with a water-soluble fertilizer. Hydrolyzed fish fertilizer mixed with kelp is great

  • Prune Alyssum to maintain shape and size

  • Remove dead flowers on Delphinium to promote branching and new flowers

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Container is round in shape

Dimensions: 24 inches (61 cm)

Plant Names & Comments:

  1. Delphinium
    (Delphinium elatum)
    Perennial in Zones 3 - 7, can be treated as an annual in some areas. Flowers early to mid summer, and again in early fall, with a plant height of 24 inches (61 cm). It does best in full sun or, in warmer climates, partial shade. Once the plant is established, shear it back almost to the ground right after flowering to encourage a second bloom in fall. Delphinium also appreciates a year-round mulch. Great cut flower.

  2. Sweet Alyssum
    (Lobularia maritima)
    Gives a profusion of clusters of purple, pink, and white, sweet-smelling flowers

1. Delphinium - Mixed Colors

2. Sweet Alyssum - Mixed Colors


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