Delphiniums from seed

Gold1locksGold1locks Posts: 499

I grew delphiniums from seed last autumn and now each one has a single spindly flowering stem, with some tiny shoots at the base. I assume I won't get any more flowers this year, so am I better off removing the flowering stem to encourage plant development for a good show next year? 


  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,024

    That's what I'd do gold1locks

  • Gold1locksGold1locks Posts: 499

    Thanks nutcutlet. Is a rather pathetic show normasl in year one. I sowed mine in later july .

  • Alina WAlina W Posts: 1,445

    Yes, I would, too. The first year's flowers aren't really up to that much, anyway.

  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 11,889

    So would I and keep repotting them so they don't get rootbound.

  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 10,143

    I think these need a good root system to support those tall flowering spikes so I'd cut them back too and keep potting on and feeding and hope to get a great show next year.

    The Vendée, France
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