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Problems with my Delphinium seedlings

I have never grown Delphiniums before and have discovered that the past two weeks the leaves are dying off. They are turning yellow...then brown. Is this normal or are they too wet or too cold? I have 18 of them and dont want to loose them or am I too late?


  • sotongeoffsotongeoff Posts: 9,802

    Where are they?-don't forget in a garden situation they die back in the Autumn and there is nothing visible above ground until they shoot again around Marchimage

  • Phew...they are in my greenhouse but there is no heating in it. So you think they will be ok? I havent killed them off?
  • sotongeoffsotongeoff Posts: 9,802

    Difficult to say-best thing is to protect them from actually freezing-and live in hope till the Spring-don't give up on them yet for definiteimage

  • sotongeoffsotongeoff Posts: 9,802

    You could try resowing then-with luck they will flower in the same year if not then the followingimage

  • Hmmm. I thought the very same to be honest. Think I will hit another sowing when I do my alba foxgloves. Thankyou and let you know how it goes. Fingers, toes, legs etc all crossed image
  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 21,700

    I planted baby delphiniums outside last year in autumn, they died down and reappeared in spring and flowered - so don't lose hope too soon. It was very cold in February with snow.

    Dordogne and Norfolk. Clay in Dordogne, sandy in Norfolk.
  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 21,700
    edited September 2019

    There are some of the overwintered baby delphiniums in this bed in June.

    Dordogne and Norfolk. Clay in Dordogne, sandy in Norfolk.
  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,157

    Sowing instructions from Ashley Ramsbottom, might be useful if a little late.

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • Thank goodness Busy-Lizzie eh? I always panic a bit when things disappear for a couple of months lol. Thanks Nutcutlet. I will go have a snoopimage

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