Published: Thu, August 03, 2017
World | By Tasha Manning

Gentleman Spur (Delphinium) - YouTube


Scientific name or Latin name: Delphinium ajacis

- Common or common name: Horse spur, Bunnies.

- Family: Ranunculaceae.

- Origin: to the genus «Delphinium» belong to at least two hundred species spread throughout Europe, Asia, Africa and America.

- These are herbaceous plants rather rustic, perennial. - Height: 75-90 cm and up to 2 m.

- It is one of the tallest and most beautiful plants for the garden by its long and narrow leaves and its prolonged chalice in tip as well as a spur

- Flowers forming spikes or clusters, with a morphology more or less spurred and with bright colors.

- In colors ranging from dark purple to cream white, going through a whole range of different shades of blue.

- Your flowers are always a focal point.

- Season Of flowering: in greenhouse from the winter, especially in summer.

- ELATUM MAGIC F OUNTAINS, is a Delphinium variety more dwarf than others, gives an excellent production of great ears with flowers whose centers are light or dark depending on the variety and offer a nice contrast.

- It has the great advantage to

- Another important advantage is that it can be grown under relatively low light conditions in the winter greenhouse.

- Uses of Delphinium: ideal for rock gardens, flowerbeds and mixed margins.

- Light: sun, semisombra.

- Temperatures: frost resistant. > - It thrives on any well-drained soil.

- They do not like permanently flooded soils during their dormant period.

- Frequent watering. In dry periods, a thorough irrigation once a week is much better than a spray every day.

- Feed it with a balanced fertilizer in spring.

- Use a tutor to Hold it.

- Multiplication of the Gentleman Spur:

- Sowing time: August to March in a greenhouse (Northern Hemisphere).

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5 ° C for about 20 days before sowing.

- You can also put the seed to soak for 24 hours at 50 ppm. Of NO3K (1 ppm = 1 cc or 1 000 liters of water) to improve germination.

- Germinates in 16-20 days at 15-20 ° C. Seeds.

- The bacterium Pseudomonas delphinii can cause black spots on leaves. It can also attack stems and flowers.

- Avoid moisture, cut the ground and burn the old stems in autumn.

- Other bacterioses are soft neck rot (Pectobacterium ) And bacterial wilt (Erwinia).

- Foot disease

- This disease can be produced by various fungi.

- Pythium causes a rot of The roots and the lower part of the stem, so the plant withers.

- This disease is favored by moisture and cold.

- The fungus Botrytis cinerea Can cause similar symptoms by rotting the stem base. The plant withers.

- If done at the beginning of the evil, it may be of some zineb utility.

- Sometimes it causes significant damage, especially in wet weather and Delphinium is more prone to viral infections than other plants.

- Non-parasitic disease caused by lack of iron in the soil, but also can be caused by excessive irrigation

- Apply iron chelates to correct it.

- Gray worms

- Several night butterflies (Agrotis) cut the stems by the neck. Plusia gamma devours the leaves and flowers

- Leaf minipers

- Larvitas of the Phytomyza fly labors on the leaves.

- Start and burn all Infected leaves when the pest is not of great importance. If necessary, penetrating insecticity.

- Snails and slugs

- Roen and bore the leaves.

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