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Dowdeswell's Delphiniums

This tall flowering icon is commonly seen in stately gardens and cottage gardens alike.

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.

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About New Millennium™ DelphiniumsAbout New Millennium™ Delphiniums

About New Millennium™ Delphiniums

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.

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  • Katrina Hindmarsh

    Dowdeswell Delphiniums has changed hands! Terry and Janice have decided to take a well earned retirement from the ins and outs of running a busy nursery and concentrate on enjoying their family and other interests. Dowdeswell’s Delphiniums is under new ownership but will still be dedicated to breeding and supplying you with premium quality delphiniums. Not a lot will change here at Dowdeswell’s Delphiniums; key staff are staying on and it will be very much “business as usual” in the nursery. Terry is also staying on in a consultancy role to assist with our on going breeding program and will continue to offer his support and assistance to the new owner.

    Katrina Hindmarsh, new owner of Dowdeswell’s Delphiniums

    "Delphiniums are the queens of the garden border. Magnificent and stately. Every garden should have lots of them!"

    “I’m very excited and proud to be the new owner of Dowdeswell’s Delphiniums. I come from a family of rose breeders and garden enthusiasts. I am very much looking forward to carrying on the fantastic breeding program here and continuing to offer our world class delphiniums to you to grow and enjoy in your own gardens."

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