Delphinium alpestre

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Susan ITPH
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Joined: 2013-05-30
Delphinium alpestre

I cannot seem to find any cultural tips on germinating Delphinium alpestre. Has anyone grown this beauty from seed? I will be getting fresh seed and my instincts tell me to sow it now, keep it watered, and then overwinter it outside.

Lori S.
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Joined: 2009-10-27

I think your instinct sounds dead on... after all, that's what happens in nature, right?

I've never grown any Delphiniums from fresh seed, only from dried seed, after which a few weeks of cold stratification seems to do the trick.

Good luck with it.  I think you've got the ticket there!


Lori Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Zone 3 -30 C to +30 C (rarely!); elevation ~1130m; annual precipitation ~40 cm

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