Delphiniums in the South?
Hi~ I currently live in Oregon, but plan on moving to Florida when I'm through with nursing school (can't wait!). I love delphiniums, and enjoy growing many varieties here in Oregon. I recently caught a "Gardening by the Yard" episode on HGTV where a question was raised about a hybrid of delphinium develped in New Zealand that will tolerate hot humid climates. The question is below.
Does anyone know the scientific or common name...I'd like to see if I could get some seed started and experiment...
Thanks! Any info appreciated !
Q: Can gardeners in the South grow delphiniums?
A. Until recently, I would have said "no way." But recently growers in New Zealand introduced a new delphinium hybrid that can handle the heat and high humidity of the South. This plant requires the same growing conditions as other delphiniums--moist, well-drained soil and, especially in the South, no more than two to three hours of morning sun followed by shade the rest of the day.