Delphinium bulleyanum

This ULTRA-RARE species hailing from W. China looks and behaves surprisingly similarly to our CA native Delphs! In Spring 2.5-3’ upright multi-branching stalks emerge holding 1” lovely lavender-blue elf hat shaped flowers with dark purple and white fuzzy “bees” and prominently curled spurs.  Mature plants can fill out to a foot and a half with lightly toothed green leaves. Exceptionally hardy, this sun lover is easy and fast to bloom in average to rich very well-draining soils. Perfect for adding a vertical element to a garden and impressive when mass planted. It’s a popular destination for hummingbirds and bees. Deadhead for prolonged bloom. Cut back to the ground and apply mulch in Winter. Deer and mildew resistant.

Curious Plantsman

Full Sun
Low Water

USDA zones 6-9