Puriri Lane | Delphinium vestitum

Delphinium vestitum

Regular price$14.00
Tax included.

This very pretty and rare plant which is also known as the clothed Delphinium which acknowledges that every part of this unusual plant is hairy, even the flowers have tiny hairs on them - vestitum means clothed. This lovely, very different, and hardy Delphinium has black hearted baggy violet-blue flowers stacked up the stems.

The foliage of Delphinium vestitum is also lovely - each hairy leaf is rounded like a scallop.
Both long flowering and weather proof Delphinium vestitum really knows how to put on a show, with a long flowering period over summer. Strong, stout flower stems means there is also no need for staking. Also an excellent cut flower so perfect for the cutting patch.

Plant in a sunny or partially shaded position depending on how hot you are as some respite from the afternoon sun is appreciated in hot areas.
Though Delphinium vestitum is used to surviving rugged conditions, hence the whole plant is very hairy, to protect it from the extremes of heat and cold on the rocky slopes where it grows wild it actually enjoys a fertile and well-drained position.
Delphinium vestitum is quite used to growing amongst rocky or gravel soils, but it does like to be fed. Delphiniums are heavy feeders so they love a good fertilise in early in the season and again a bit later on.

Gloves should be worn when working with Delphiniums. So avoid getting the sap on your hands. Cut back to ground level once the clump has finished flowering, and use one of our plant markers which you can find here which are great for ensuring that you do not put your spade through your winter dormant plants!
Mulch helps retain moisture and keeps roots cool.

Hardy down to very low temperatures

Plants form a handsome clump to around 45cm in diameter and the flowers are about 40cm above the foliage.

Perennial | Winter dormant | Hardy

Plant size PB2 | Equivalent 1.2 litre

We have updated our shipping rates:
Depending on the number of plants you are ordering the cost of freight will vary as indicated by the shipping rates below.
  • Auckland City | $12 minimum
  • Middle North Island | $15 minimum
  • Rest of North Island | $16 minimum
  • South Island | $25 minimum
Please note... Shipping to South Island is applied as Economy by default. If you wish to upgrade your order to overnight courier, please add this to the note section of your order or get in touch with us and we will contact you with the price difference and await your confirmation.
If your order exceeds shipping rates (Shipping rates are calculated to 24kg maximum = approx. 24 x 1 Litre sized plants), please contact us for assistance at hello@puririlaneaddenbrooke.co.nz to organize shipping arrangements.
    For smaller items such as moon calendars, books, cards, stationery and other items can be sent for a lesser rate which will be automatically applied, which you will see at checkout.

    Upon checking out, the freight charged is applied based on weight and your location, including rural destinations.

    • All of our orders are dispatched using NZ Post which is a fully tracked service   
    • Our freight is calculated by weight and volume.  For plant orders, you may wish to order the maximum number of plants that will fit in a box to make freight more cost-effective or perhaps share an order with a friend
    • Plant orders will only be dispatched on Monday's and Tuesday's this will ensure that your order is not held in a depot over the weekend
    • All parcels are set at "Authority to leave" which means if you're not home at the time of delivery the courier will leave your parcel in a safe place on your property
    • Most NZ Post deliveries are a two-day service with the exception of rural and South Island delivery which may add up to two days. 


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