Hybrid Bee Delphinium

Bee Delphinium
Hybrid Bee Delphinium (Delphinium x elatum)
At a Glance
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Mature Height: 4 to 8 Feet
  • USDA Hardiness Zones: 3 - 7
  • Soil Conditions: Moist, Well-Drained
  • Foliage Color: Green
  • Bloom Color: Blue, Pink, Purple, White
  • Bloom Season: June through July
  • Size: Tall

Features of Hybrid Bee Delphinium


Tall stately plant with finely cut foliage. Exceptional specimen plant. D. x elatum are the most spectacular but also the hardest to grow in the Midwest as it prefers cooler summer conditions for best growth. Tends to be short lived (2-3 years). D. x belladonna is the delphinium of choice for the Midwest as it does better in the heat and is longer lived; not as spectacular a bloom.


  • Moist well-drained soil in full sun location. Heavy feeder needing fertilizer in spring and mid summer.
  • Don't plant too deep.