For a dramatic, classic showpiece for the back of your summer garden, there are few plants more perfect than traditional delphiniums.
These beauties are in season right now. For a classic look, I like the “Black Knight” and “Pacific Giants” varieties, in a range of blues to purples.
Although their main bloom season is June-July, cut them back and fertilize after their first bloom, and you will likely see a late, but less exhuberant show in September.
They pair well with all of the classic English Garden plants, but especially with white Campanula, Nepeta, Catmint and the spiky, bluish leaves of Irises that will have finished blooming.
What’s your favourite mid-summer garden show-stopper?
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