Scientific Name: Delphinium elatum
Common Name: Larkspur
Propagation Method: Seed
Form Supplied As: Raw
Cultivation Type: Greenhouse, High Tunnel, Field
Planting Density: 25 to 45 plants/sq. meter (2 to 4 plants/sq. foot).
Flower Color (primary): Blue
Foliage Color: Medium Green
Guardian is an F1 hybrid delphinium elatum that delivers programmable and reliable yields of stems.
Stem Length: 76 - 99cm (30 - 39")
Harvest Recommendation: Harvest stems when the first 1 to 2 flowers are fully open. For local markets, harvest when 30% of florets have opened.
Post-Harvest Recommendation: Delphinium are highly sensitive to ethylene; it is recommended to treat with an ethylene-inhibiting product immediately after harvest. Hydrate and store in a cooler at 1-3°C (34-38°F) in a commercial floral holding solution at the manufacturer recommended rate.