Delphinium Pacific Giants 'Astolat'
Part of the Pacific Giants Hybrdi group of Delphiniums, 'Astolat' features larger than average blooms in tones from blush pink to rose on stout stems, and can form an invaluable part of the larger perennial border, being of impressive stature when mature. Reaching heights of up to 1.8metres and spreading to just over half a metre, this plant makes a bold statement. Loved by pollinators, it's airy plumes of richly coloured flowers appear in May and June. If cut back to a flowering side shoot after they have faded a second flush can often be achieved. Will require staking, especially in windier situations, and delphiniums are a favourite for slugs and snails, so protection is required in spring when the new shoots are emerging. Such a small amount of effort though for such an abundant display of flower power. Happy in full sun or semi shaded conditions in any reasonably rich and moist but well drained soil.