Grow Outrageous Jumbo Delphs!
There's still time to plant these giants for Spring bloom!

Here at the nursery, we're madly planting mighty and magnificent Delphiniums in our gardens and half barrel containers for April and May bloom – and you can, too!

We're long-time devotees of these hardy and hunky heartthrobs for their celestial and enlivening color, their bodacious cut flowers and their endurance in the garden. Some modern hybrids (which shall remain nameless) are short-lived and weak in mild climates – not these!

Bred for superior vigor and performance by the Dowdeswell family of New Zealand, these reliably perennial and multi-spiking jumbo Delphs only get bigger and better every year, sending up more and more simultaneous spikes, easily reaching 4-6' tall and 4' across. 

Plus, they're mildew resistant, even here in the fog belt. Deer don't care for them either – but slugs and snails do during the rainy season, so protect with non-toxic Sluggo until established.

Jumbo Delphs!
Pixie, Prince of Sample Pots, and 'Cobalt Dreams'

Hardy to USDA zone 3 and fairly heat tolerant (just be sure to give them afternoon shade where temps get over 90°+F), almost everyone can get a little bit of garden love with these gentle giants.

Here's the trick to towering success: grow Delphiniums in rich soil with plenty of compost. When flower spikes look spent, cut them back to 4” and you’ll get another round of bloom. Don't forget to bait for snails when young! Then, voila! Your hard work will pay off with outrageous blooms and dramatic garden verticality come Spring!

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'Cobalt Dreams'
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'Cobalt Dreams'

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'Cobalt Dreams'

A new and IMPROVED version of our favorite true-blue Delph 'Royal Aspirations' – 'Cobalt Dreams' give us massive, reliably royal blue flower spikes to 6' tall on a burly 6' x 4' plant that you don't have to worry about staking. Sumptuous cut flowers you’d pay big bucks for at the florist’s (as seen in the photo above). Deer resistant!

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'Purple Passion'

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'Purple Passion'

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'Purple Passion'

One of the newest varieties of jumbos, you'll love this electric purple Delph and all the color-coordinated possibilities it presents! Pair with pinks and blues – or get funky and grow with oranges and yellows! It will provide a positively purplelicious backdrop to all your sweet Spring bloomers.

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'Blue Lace' Delphinium elatum
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‘Dusky Maidens’

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'Blue Lace'

Unusual sky blue flowers with lively lavender centers make this instant classic one of our favorite Springtime color combos! Blooms repeatedly Summer to Fall (with deadheading). Win!

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‘Black Eyed Angels’

Brilliant double white double blossoms contrast beautifully with bold black “bees” on this new Dowdeswell variety. To 4-5' tall, it really shines as a vertical accent in a sunny garden bed.

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‘Dusky Maidens’

Unsurpassable in the big and tall department, scrumptious EXTRA LARGE mulberry colored blooms with dark, fuzzy “bees” form 4’+ spikes on strong stems. We love its unusual color in the garden.

In Pursuit of Delicious Fruit!
Your Fruit Tree Questions Answered - Virtually!

We're excited to welcome back our dedicated and beloved FRUIT TREE GENIUS Phil Pursel of Dave Wilson Nursery on January 30 at 11 am via a virtual garden talk and demo session!

January is the perfect time to plant bare-root fruit trees and potted berries and Phil is going to give us the skinny on what we need to do to select, plant, prune and protect new and established trees. And, for the first time ever, anyone and everyone can follow along!

RSVP to Watch our Livestream of Phil's talk on Facebook!

Demand for fruit trees has been fierce, so selection is first come, first served in the nursery ONLY and we can't hold, pre-order or sell trees over the phone. For a complete list of varieties available in the nursery only: CLICK HERE!

Retail Nursery
OPEN 7 DAYS, 9 am - 4 pm
Mailorder Department open M-F, 8 am - 4 pm

Retail Nursery back to regular hours –
9 am - 5 pm starting Feb. 1!

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Annie's Annuals & Perennials
Nursery: 740 Market Ave. Richmond, CA 94801
Business Office: 801 Chesley Ave. Richmond, CA, 94801
(888) 266-4370