July Flower of the month - Delphiniums

Glorious Delphiniums 
Delphinium flowers are a summer cottage garden staple for many British gardeners, as their tall flower spikes can help to give structure and height to borders. The name delphinium comes from the Greek word “delphis” meaning dolphin and is said to relate to the flower’s similarity to a dolphin. Many of you might also know them as Larkspur, a name which dates back to Tudor times. There are over 300 species of Delphinium plant to choose from with most flowering in June and July.

Growing Delphiniums can be a challenge
Delphiniums can grow up to 2 metres (or 6.5 feet) tall, which means you have to stake them to stop them from blowing over and snapping in the wind. Delphiniums also prefer moist, cool summers, dislike sudden wind or rain and can also cause skin irritation to anyone with sensitive skin.  

You Simply Have To Go Faux
Enjoy the beauty of Delphiniums without all the hard work by choosing faux! We have created two gorgeous varieties for you to choose from - the classic blue which many of you will recognise and the very beautiful bridal white. Both colours not only look real but have movement and the white are even real to the touch of a fresh delphinium from the florists or from the garden. They even come complete with beautiful green delphinium leaves and green fresh buds!

Julie's Top Delphinium Arrangement Ideas:

Bridal White Delphinium Stems - Our elegant bridal white extra long stem of real touch delphinium and delphinium foliage, look simply stunning on their own in a vase. I would recommend 5 stems in a vase for a simple, yet show stopping effect. 

Modern Decanter Vase Arrangement - Our decanter style vase has been made with love in Valencia and is the perfect vessel to showcase these bridal white delphiniums. Just look at how the shape of the stems matches perfectly with the shape of the vase - simply stunning! 

Mixed Delphiniums In A White Fluted Vase - Why have one colour of delphinium when you can have two? This arrangement has been created to match exactly how the delphiniums grow in the flowerbeds in the Ruckley gardens. The fluted white vase holds these stunning stems to perfection.

Delphiniums with Achillea, Eucalyptus and Foliage - These gorgeous blue delphinium stems add structure and height to this mixed arrangement of white Achillea and green foliage. The classic simplicity of the Christina Vase is the perfect vessel to display this arrangement. 

Don’t forget - if you need another reason to add these gorgeous delphiniums to your stem collection, then we have three for two on our stems throughout summer 2022!

July 13, 2022 — Julie Bates