This lovely, little hardy perennial is ideal for hot dry gardens. In the right conditions, it is a vigorous, mat-forming, evergreen succulent sporting deep purplish-pink, daisy-like flowers throughout the summer. Full sun required for the flowers to open and the plant to thrive. Hardy. H:5-10cm
Extremely classy new hybrid Delphinium, bred in New Zealand and one of the outstanding 'New Millenium Series'. Sturdy and tall stems carry spires of lightly frilled white flowers with very distinctive black bees. Vigorous and fully hardy, Delphium 'B;ack-eyed Angels' will do best in fertile and reasonably moist soils, in full sun or light shade. Cut back spent flower stems to encourage flowering throughout much of the summer. Makes a fantastic plant for cut flowers for the house. H:1-1.5m
A majestic perennial plant, growing to about one metre tall after a season or two in rich, fertile and reliably moist soil. Tall spires of pure white flower create an eye-catching highlight in early to midsummer. Excellent for cutting, which stimulates further flowering stems, especially in well established plants. Feed well for best results. Magic Fountains delphiniums are relatively compact and so may well not need any additional support, e.g canes, .in more sheltered gardens. Fully hardy.
Clump forming and substantial hardy perennial. Spires of clear sky-blue flowers with a white bee in summer. Will thrive in full sun and good rich soil. May need support in exposed positions. Over 2-3 seasons these will grow into a major talking point in the garden. Fully hardy. H: up to 2m
One of the slighly smaller (H: 1.5m) elatum delphinium. Clump forming. Cream with a hint of yellow flowers, with sulphur eyes are borne in midsummer. Hardy. Grow in full sun and well-drained soil. Rarely seen. AGM
Recently introduced by Whetman Pinks, arguably a more compact and improved from of the classic variety 'Mrs Sinkins'. Pure white, repeat flowers with an outstanding spicy fragrance. Numerous awards, including Runner up Chelsea Flower Show Plant of the Year 2012. Plant in full sun in well drained soil, or keep in a terracotta pot. Fully hardy. H:25cm
Very rare, old-fashioned pink. Small clusters of white, lightly frgrant flowers, nicely double and with well frilled petals, on flower stems about 10-15cm high. Plant in full sun and well drained soil, or keep in a pot. Fully hardy.