Delphinium

Delphinium

Delphinium is an important line flower that is available year-round, with colors ranging from white to pink, purple and blue. It has spikes 8 to 20 inches (20-25 cm) long consisting of individual florets that are 1 to 2 inches (2.5-5 cm) in diameter. The spikes are born on stems with medium green leafy foliage. Multiple flowers occur in a spike.

Family: Ranunculaceae
Species: Delphinium elatum Delphinium X belladonna
Origin: Europe to Siberia
Symbolizes: Flowers said to resemble the bottle-nose of a dolphin, hence the Greek derivative "delphis". Known to symbolize cheerfulness and goodwill, delphinium are also known as a protective plant.
Also Known As: Larkspur

Care, Handling & Design

Temperature: 34-38F (1-3C)
Humidity: 75-85%
Water: Medium water quality, avoid softened water.
Vase Life: 4-12 days

What to Look for When Purchasing

Normally harvested with one to two open flowers at the bottom of the spike. Make sure stems have been treated with an ethylene action inhibitor. Avoid stems stored for more than 3 days. Avoid stems where flowers already started to shatter

Foam Info

Generally, reduced vase life compared to in a vase.

Design Tips

Flowers open from the bottom of the stem to the top. Therefore, when designing with Delphinium, it is best to select a bunch with a few inches of closed flowers at the top of the stem. Delphinium are naturals for airy, casual garden arrangements. The delicate spikes make it an excellent line flower to give bouquets and arrangements a Victorian look. Delphinium can be used in vase or floral foam, however foam will slightly shorten the vase life. Be sure to cut stems and hydrate them well prior to inserting into vase or foam. Flowers should hydrate overnight before using in design work.

Ethylene Sensitivity

High - causes flower shattering.

Pest & Disease Information

Powdery mildew and leaf spot. Use appropriate fungicides.

Troubleshooting

Ethylene causes flower shattering. Use an ethylene action-inhibitor product. Mechanical damage to flowers. Take care of separating the stems as tips of flower spikes tend to tangle.

Product Usage

For optimal care of Delphinium, please reference the chart of products below. Make sure to select your region to see which products are available.

BreedersGrowersBouquet OperationsTransportersWholesalersFloristsEvent Planners & DesignersSupermarkets & Club StoresEcommerce & DropshippersFlower Enthusiasts
Clean & Disinfect
FloraLife® D.C.D.® Cleaner
FloraLife® D.C.D.® Cleaner
FloraLife® D.L.D. Cleaner
FloraLife® D.L.D. Cleaner 
FloraLife® Floral Cleaner
FloraLife® Floral Cleaner 
FloraLife® Cleaner
FloraLife® Cleaner  
FloraLife® Cleaner Plus
FloraLife® Cleaner Plus   
FloraLife® MicroBLOC® Greenhouse Disinfectant
FloraLife® MicroBLOC® Greenhouse Disinfectant        
FloraLife® P.A.C. Professional Agriculture Cleaner®
FloraLife® P.A.C. Professional Agriculture Cleaner®        
FloraLife® STRIP-IT® Cleaner
FloraLife® STRIP-IT® Cleaner        
Hydrate
FloraLife HydraFlor® 100
FloraLife HydraFlor® 100      
FloraLife® Hydrate Universal 100
FloraLife® Hydrate Universal 100        
FloraLife® Hydrate Hydrangea
FloraLife® Hydrate Hydrangea         
FloraLife® Hydrate Plus 100
FloraLife® Hydrate Plus 100        
FloraLife® Bulb 100
FloraLife® Bulb 100          
FloraLife® Quick Dip
FloraLife® Quick Dip    
Treat
EthylBloc™ Tablet
EthylBloc™ Tablet     
EthylBloc™ Truck Kit
EthylBloc™ Truck Kit    
FloraLife® PRG
FloraLife® PRG 
FloraLife® Charger 100
FloraLife® Charger 100        
FloraLife® EthylGuard 100
FloraLife® EthylGuard 100        
FloraLife® EthylGuard ULTRA 100
FloraLife® EthylGuard ULTRA 100        
FloraLife® Calla Lily 100
FloraLife® Calla Lily 100          
FloraLife® Shield ULTRA
FloraLife® Shield ULTRA        
Store & Transport
FloraLife® 200
FloraLife® 200   
FloraLife® Clear 200
FloraLife® Clear 200   
FloraLife® Clear ULTRA 200
FloraLife® Clear ULTRA 200   
FloraLife® Clear 200 eZ Dose®
FloraLife® Clear 200 eZ Dose®   
FloraLife® Clear Rose 200
FloraLife® Clear Rose 200          
FloraLife® Express 200 eZ Dose®
FloraLife® Express 200 eZ Dose®   
FloraLife® Express Clear 200
FloraLife® Express Clear 200   
FloraLife® Bouquet Wrap
FloraLife® Bouquet Wrap   
Feed
FloraLife® Bulb Food Clear 300
FloraLife® Bulb Food Clear 300          
FloraLife Crystal Clear®
FloraLife Crystal Clear®      
FloraLife Crystal Clear® ULTRA
FloraLife Crystal Clear® ULTRA      
FloraLife® Clear 300
FloraLife® Clear 300      
FloraLife® Express Universal 300
FloraLife® Express Universal 300      
FloraLife® Floral Foam Food 300
FloraLife® Floral Foam Food 300      
FloraLife® Flower Food 300
FloraLife® Flower Food 300      
FloraLife® Rose Food Clear 300
FloraLife® Rose Food Clear 300          
FloraLife® Special Blend 300
FloraLife® Special Blend 300      
Finish
FloraLife® Clear Crowning Glory
FloraLife® Clear Crowning Glory   
FloraLife® Evergreens Spray
FloraLife® Evergreens Spray          
FloraLife® HydroSpray
FloraLife® HydroSpray    
FloraLife® LeafShine
FloraLife® LeafShine   
FloraLife® LeafShine Silicone Free
FloraLife® LeafShine Silicone Free   
FloraLife® MaxShine
FloraLife® MaxShine    
Dose
FloraLife® Blend Center
FloraLife® Blend Center 
FloraLife® Dosing Systems
FloraLife® Dosing Systems 
Customer Care
FloraLife® Bulb Food Clear 300 Packets
FloraLife® Bulb Food Clear 300 Packets          
FloraLife Crystal Clear® Packets
FloraLife Crystal Clear® Packets  
FloraLife® Universal 300 Packets
FloraLife® Universal 300 Packets  
FloraLife® Flower Food 300 Packets
FloraLife® Flower Food 300 Packets  
FloraLife® Rose Food Clear 300 Packets
FloraLife® Rose Food Clear 300 Packets