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Hybrid Mauve

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Color : Mauve
General Comments: - Light mauve color, with a dark bee.
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  • Delphinium are largely available in 2 types: larger bloomed , double flowered "Hybrid Elatum" types or smaller bloomed, single flowered "Bella Donna" types.
  • Bella Donna types have a distinctive pointed spur, which looks a bit like a witch's hat.
  • It is important to purchase only STS treated delphiniums to avoid flower shattering.
  • Should be re hydrated using a commerical hydration solution such as "Quick Dip" or "Rose Pro Hydration" .
  • Ask for delphiniums that have been shipped in procona water packs for longer vase life.
  • Delphiniums are mildly toxic.

Grading Information

  • Hybrid "Elatum" type Delphiniums are graded by stem length and are usually bunched by 5 stems.
  • Bella Donna types (including Volkerfrieden and Waltz) are graded by stem length and are usually bunched by 10 stems.
  • Flower spikes on Hybrid Delphinium should be greater than 50% the length of the stem

Grower and Breeder Information

  •  Delphiniums are highly prone to shattering and must be post harvest treated with a strong STS pulse.
  • Special post harvest products exist for treatment specifially of Delphiniums.
  • Foliage should be dark green and free of blackening and powdery mildew.
  • Foliage should be removed from the bottom 20 cm of the stems.
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