From the middle of the 19th century, Kelway, Lemoine and others set about serious breeding greatly improving the number and quality of varieties available. Gardeners throughout the world love delphiniums but relatively few realise how easy it is to grow them, or what a wonderful range of form and colour is available. It is our aim, through the provision of information and access to plant material, to promote delphiniums in the gardens of the world, and through the breeding programmes of ourselves and others, select strains suited to as wide a variety of conditions as possible.
Dowdeswell's Delphiniums supply customers all over the world with their high quality seeds and plants
We are marketing the very best of our new hybrids and seedlines under the name New Millennium™ Delphiniums. Delphiniums labelled New Millennium™ Delphiniums are top of the range, and the label is reserved for delphiniums bred by us. These delphiniums are of the "English Hybrid Type", which are mostly very hardy, strong stemmed delphiniums, with magnificent heavily petalled flowers. Our best mother stock is used for hand crossing to produce F¹ seed. This seed gives plants of excellent form and colour.