This blooming cousin of the ranunculus provides weeks of airy delight. There are an amazing 450 different varieties available in an incredible range of blues, as well as other colours. Place the romantic spikes of flowers loose in a vase, or use them to lend an opulent touch to your bouquet.
COLOURS AND SHAPES
Pale blue, bright blue, dark blue and lilac. The Delphinium always offers a shade of blue to suit you. You also have the choice of white, yellow, purple, red and pink varieties. The floral spikes tower over everything enthusiastically. They look like poles with bells that start tinkling as you pass.
The flower stem can reach a length of between 10 and 200 cm. The flowers have 3 to 7 petals. With a bit of imagination, you can see that the flower buds resemble dolphins. Hence the name Delphinium: the Latin word for dolphin. The flower also has parts that point backwards which resemble a rider’s spurs. Hence the common name larkspur.
To ensure you’re protected from bad luck, buy a big bunch of Delphiniums. The often blue flower symbolises truth and protection. In the past people also thought that you could scare away scorpions with a Delphinium…
Giving someone this cheerful plume of flowers can show that you’re ready to take the next step together. The flower represents devotion in love. Other words linked to the Delphinium’s symbolism are: health, pleasure, lightness, frivolity, generosity. In other words, it’s a positive and welcome flower! You might even start to wonder why no one has given you one in the past!