Delphinium elatum Purple Passion
Delphinium elatum Purple Passion


Delphinium 'Purple Passion' has intense purple flowers with a purple and white striped bee. The flowers are produced on dense spikes. The large, deeply incised leaves look attractive when the plant is not in bloom.

  • Height: 122 - 132 cm (48 - 52 in)
  • Spread: 46 - 61 cm (18 - 24 in)
  • Cold Hardiness: Zone 3
  • Sun or Shade: sun to partial sun
  • Bloom Time: early summer
  • Leaf Colour: green
  • Bloom Colour: purple
  • Critter Resistance: deer and rabbits
  • Nature Attraction: butterflies and bees

Growing and Maintenance Tips

Delphiniums are fussier than a lot of other perennials. They require rich, well drained soil that has been amended with compost. The soil pH should be neutral to alkaline. They grow best in full sun. Although the Millenium series have stronger stems than older varieties, we still recommend staking to prevent damage from heavy wind and rain.