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What’s Blooming? Summer Skies Delphinium!



Summer Skies Delphinium is marked by immense, light to medium blue flower spikes with white ‘bees’ or centers.  If seeds are sown in early spring they will bloom the first year, putting on a mid-summer show of color.  Summer Skies Delphinium grow best in full sun; however, in hotter zones they may be planted in bright shade areas that still receive some direct sunlight during the day.  They thrive in rich, deeply worked soil that drains well and prefer cool, moist summer nights.

The scientific name for Delphinium comes from the Latin for dolphin, alluding to the shape of the opening flower, and from the Greek word delphis, a reference to the flower’s resemblance to the bottle-like nose of the dolphin.

This flower makes a stunning addition to the gardens of the Cummer Museum.  Be sure to look for it during our upcoming Garden Week events held from March 12tht through the 17th.

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