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  New Millennium Delphiniums

New Millennium Delphiniums
New Zealand bred, named varieties - cutting grown
Free flowering, cutting grown varieties which have proved to be long lived and easy to grow, as well as being full petalled and of good colour. These are outstanding selected varieties from our own breeding. They are the cream of the cream. You won't find these in the garden centres
New introductions are marked with a star: star
14 cm pots $15.00

Blue Delphiniums

starAimee Metwell - A rich deep sea blue flowered delphinium with a white striped bee this plant has proved itself to be a very strong and long-lived in our nursery over the past 10 years. Stems are thin and strong and very prolific, so give it space and plenty of food. Height; medium.
starJessica - A plant to hurt your eyes by. This tall, strong grower will really get your attention. Deep blue delphiniums with black bees are widely loved and make an emphatic statement in the garden. This beauty is well worth a place in yours. With strong stems supporting a flower spike with space between the florets Jessica is no easy pushover in a moderate wind either. Height: tall
James - This variety is a beautiful light sky blue with a white bee. Named after my active, vivacious into everything young nephew this plant reflects his character. Time will tell if the real James will be as prolific as his namesake but with eyes like the colour of the delphinium he’ll have every opportunity I’m sure. (1–1.5m)
starSarah - is a close relation to our much loved Sarita, which is not available this year. She has the same beautifully formed light blue/pink petals that give a picotee effect. Growth is lush and stems very strong. The flower spikes are large, probably because each plant will produce only about 4 or 5 of them each flowering. I advise giving Sarah space and staking the spikes before they reach waist height…but if ever a delphinium deserves staking then this is it. Height: tall

Pink Delphiniums
starCinderella – This new cutting grown variety will really your breath away. Pale pink double, frilly petals with a green tinge in the centre. Evocative of a summer wedding the plant, like a good marriage lasts well, is productive and strong and a delight to see. Height between Medium/tall
Fandango - This is a real favourite of mine that we first displayed at the Ellerslie Flower Show in 1995. The florets are large and the light to mid pink petals are frilly edged. The central bee is striped white. Flower spikes are very strong and wide and the flowers closely packed. Another shortie. (1m–1.5m)
Juanita - Flowers reminiscent of apple blossom are carried on fairly dark stems producing an interesting contrast. Does not produce masses of spikes so will not require thinning. Named after Janice: (1m–1.5m)
starDeborah - We keep looking for ever deeper pinks and this is the deepest yet. In the evening light it is deep, vibrant and almost red in colour. The plant first appeared in our trial beds in 2008 and has proved to be a great keeper. Deborah (named for our long time loyal nursery supervisor, Deborah Martin) is quite short and sturdy with very strong stems; one I would not stake. Height short/medium.

Purple Delphiniums
Lucy - If any variety provokes people to say that it is the quintessential delphinium then this is it. Blue base petals overlaid with light purple inner petals and set off with a white bee simply say “delphinium”. This is a real favourite of all who see her. Relatively short and certainly long lived.
Taffy - Very strong and stocky just like a Welsh coal miner of times past, hence the name, with masses of blue/purple double florets. This should be a good plant for Wellington as the stems are very strong and will stand the wild weather better than most. Taffy looks stunning en masse. Very long lived. (1–1.3m.)

White & Green Delphiniums
Spring – We have delayed introducing a green clone until we could be sure that we had something really exceptional, this is it. A stunning light green double with full short spikes bearing very double, often ruffled, petals with a distinct green hue. Very robust.
White Magic - Good, strong, long-lived whites with white or cream bees have proved elusive; however, this one is a cracker. The stems are often dark, the foliage always lush and the florets spaced tightly up the stem. The white is very white and the bee adds a hint of green. This plant is a very, very good white delphinium with a vigorous and healthy root system. (1-1.5m)
Grace - Our best pure white delphinium with a black bee and we are pleased to be able to offer this wonderful plant again. This is a very strong, long lived delphinium that will really set your garden alight. Grace is cutting grown so will come exactly true to description, every time. (1.4-1.6m)
Yellow Delphiniums
Sunrise - Truly a magnificent plant producing a classic pyramidal spike with beautiful pale yellow florets with a puffy cream bee. There will be only a few plants of this stunning cream available again as it is very slow to bulk up. This plant has shiny dark green leaves and an extremely vigorous and healthy root system. Late flowering. (80cm-1.5m)

NZ Hybrid Delphiniums

Seedling grown
These plants are from hand crossed seed harvested from the best of our F1 Hybrid mother stock.  Colour variation will be minimal. They will produce vigorous, hardy plants with characteristics similar to our New Millennium named varieties - ideal for the bulk of your delphinium garden.
New introductions are marked with a star: star
9 cm pots $7.00
Black Eyed Angels – Black bees contrasting with white petals. This colour combination is outstanding and will be a focal point in any garden. It is on the short side at 1 to 1.2m tall.
Blue Lace
- These are relatively tall, light blue and double flowered. Blue Lace is as near as we have got so far to producing a Sarita like flower from seed. Plants will carry flowers with many petals (up to 30 or so per floret) and be either fully double or close to it. Where bees are present they will be either the same colour as the petals or striped white over the petal colour.
starCobalt Dreams – After over 20 years of breeding we have a dark blue with a white bee that is extremely consistent in colour, form and strength. It is almost clone like in uniformity. This variety replaces Royal Aspirations in our brochure as we think it performs better, has stronger stems, lasts longer and raises the dark, bright blue colour stakes a notch too. Height between Medium/tall
starDeep Pink Punch -
We only have a few of these so you will need to be quick. One of the parents is our new “Mulberry” cutting grown variety so if you fancy your hand at breeding crossing these seedlings with Mulberry will give you some very interesting deep pinks to play with. You may even get very close to red. These plants will have very deep pink flowers and a strong constitution. Highly recommended. Not yet offered in garden centres. Height: Medium
Double Innocence
- Didn’t think you could be doubly innocent did you? Well, the name says it all. This is obviously a really pure white and the flowers are fully double, borne on relatively short spikes. This will go well near the front of a border with a something tall and dark (and Italian?) behind it or, for a more subtle effect, in front of a light pittosporum–delicious!  ( 1–1.3m)
Dusky Maidens - Deep mulberry pink with brown bees. These plants are strong stemmed and will fill your garden with lively mulberry pinks. Darker and less delicate than Sweethearts they are a great garden colour either in a border or as specimen plants.
Green Twist - These flowers will be white with a cream or green tinge and may have a cream/green bee or no bee at all. Ideal for showing off other plants or lightening up a dark spot. Short. (0.8–1.4m)
Innocence - Pure white with white bees. What more to say? Innocence says it all.
Moonlight Blues - Bright, bold and decidedly short, this new, seed grown variety reaches just 1metre high. The colour is an even, mid-blue with a blue and black striped bee. The foliage is lighter than most delphiniums and this enhances the flower colour. If you’re looking for a little pizzazz in your garden then this plant will give it. Bright Blue delphiniums tend to come with a tendency to be short lived so be careful to guard against slugs and snails and keep well mulched to help prolong life. (1m)
Pagan Purples - This is a cross using two of our very best purple doubles. Plants should have strong stems and be of a very dark blue or purple colour. May be a little shorter than most.
starPink Blush - is anything but embarrassing and is our first very light pink coloured delphinium offered as a seed grown plant. This beauty has delicate flowers on strong stems in a very tight colour spectrum. She is, like other new introductions, prolific and a joy to have in the garden. Not yet offered in garden centres. Height: Medium
Pink Punch - This is a cross for the deepest pinks we have to offer. The flowers are borne on very strong, relatively short stems and will have contrasting dark bees. This is one for a highlight, something to catch the eye and you won’t be disappointed. Try it. Height 1m
Purple Passion - This is really nice and should give flowers perhaps deeper than ‘Panache’. An even purple with a white bee the flower spikes will be strong and relatively short. (0.8–1.6m)
Sunny Skies - Mid sky blue with a white bee. Again the chance of double flowered plants. This is a fine cross resulting in strong plants similar in colour to the Pacific Giant “Summer Skies”, but a much more perennial plant with larger flowers.
Sweethearts - Mid to light pink with white bees. The white bee makes this variety a softer pink than Dusky Maidens, just the sort of thing for weddings. When a young boy, I used to save my pennies to buy raspberry, milk ice blocks. The colour of Sweethearts reminds me of those special treats.

Short/Medium Height Seedling Grown

These plants can be expected to grow about a half to 2/3 the height of traditional delphiniums and have very strong, stocky stems. Individual plants will be a mix of pastel purples and mauves, with the odd pink.

9 cm pots $9.00

Other Delphiniums

Seedling grown Belladonna type delphiniums, not from our breeding.

17 cm pots $14.50

Pink Sensation (D ruysii) - A beautiful, single flowered, shell pink belladonna type hybrid that occurred by happy accident over 50 years ago. It is still popular in gardens throughout the world and will last for several years in your garden here in New Zealand. I heartily recommend it. (70cm to 1m)
Blue Sensation - Like Pink Sensation, we are constantly asked to stock this beauty. Bright sky blue single flowers with a contrasting bee are borne on wiry stems that grow to between 80cm and 1.3m tall. It is a strong grower, forming a large clump and coming back year after year. (70cm to 1m)

Carton Specials
Something for all. Always very popular and a great way to buy the bulk of your delphiniums.


A carton of 15 plants in 9 cm pots -
Our Choice - a mix of several seedling varieties
North Island Delivery: $100
including freight- a saving of $20.00
South Island Delivery: $105
including freight- a saving of $25.00

A carton of 15 plants in 9 cm pots -
Your Choice!! choose any combination of:
Black-Eyed Angels, Blue Lace, Cobalt Dreams, Deep Pink Punch, Double Innocence, Dusky Maidens, Green Twist, Innocence, Moonlight Blues, Pagan Purples, Pink Blush, Pink Punch, Purple Passion, Sunny Skies, Sweethearts - please tell us in the message field, which seedlings you want and how many to make a total of 15 in each carton
North Island Delivery: $105
including freight- a saving of $15.00
South Island Delivery: $110
including freight- a saving of $20.00

A carton of 15 plants in 9 cm pots -
Dwarf Stars - These plants can be expected to grow about a half to 2/3 the height of traditional delphiniums and have very strong, stocky stems. They come in a mix of pastel purples and mauves, with the odd pink and are available in box lots of 15 plants (at our normal box lot price).
North Island Delivery: $100
including freight- a saving of $20.00
South Island Delivery: $105
including freight- a saving of $25.00

Cutting Grown

A carton of 6 plants of Lucy in 14 cm pots -
North Island Delivery: $100
including freight- a saving of $5.00
South Island Delivery: $105
including freight- a saving of $10.00

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