Dowdeswell Delphinium 'Cobalt Dreams'

Dowdeswell Delphinium 'Cobalt Dreams'

The stuff of dreams.

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It took over 20 years of breeding to produce this gorgeous, deep blue and we think it was well worth it. The punctuating white bee intensifies the colour and adds to the beauty. This is a wonderfully uniform variety and vigorous too.

Exceptional in the garden and in a vase, Dowdeswell Delphiniums are some of the best around. They really encapsulate cottage elegance and whimsy and, when you see them blooming you will almost certainly fall in love.

Bred in NZ by renowned breeders, Terry and Katrina Dowdeswell, these strapping plants have taken the world by storm. Dowdeswell Delphiniums have strong stems that are loaded with stunning flowers. The plants are tall and vigorous with lovely big florets.

As a more heat tolerant Delphinium variety, Dowdeswell Delphiniums cope well in Australian conditions. With a little care, they are also repeat flowering - once the first bloom has finished, cut the stem right back and add some fertiliser, the second flower stems will grow up and open late summer to autumn.

Plant Dowdeswell Delphiniums in full sun to light shade. Ensure to allow good airflow between plants. Dowdeswell Delphiniums need a cool to temperate climate to grow and perform at their best. Plant in a position that is protected from strong winds. In open positions, it is a good idea to provide staking for the tall flower stems sure, it’s a bit of extra work, but like the old saying goes, beauty is pain! And these plants are definitely worth it.

Grow Dowdeswell Delphiniums in a humus rich, moist, well drained soil, they tend to rot if left sitting in water, so drainage is vital. Delphiniums are heavy feeders, so to flower well they need to be fertilised well. A rotted sheep manure and some mulch is recommended. Water in well, then keep moist during active growth.

Protect Dowdeswell Delphiniums from slugs and snails, especially while young as they find them delicious.

Supplied as: Pots
Size: 10cm



Botantical name

Delphinium elatum






Summer to Autumn


Cool to Mediterranean


Australia wide

Frost hardiness

Fully Hardy


Full Sun to Semi Shade

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