About New Millennium Delphiniums

About New Millennium Delphiniums

The delphiniums we breed and offer for sale are primarily Delphinium Elatum delphiniums. This is otherwise known as the tall, majestic English Delphinium Hybrid. These should have a minimum sepal (commonly called petals) count of thirteen, and usually have a central "bee" of small petals. They are generally regarded as far superior to "Pacific Giants" and many other commercially available "packet" seed types.

Gardeners throughout the world love delphiniums but relatively few realise how easy it is to grow them or what a wonderful range of form and colour is available.

We aim to promote delphiniums in gardens around the world and through our breeding programme, we select strains suited to as wide a variety of conditions as possible.

We market the very best of our hybrids and seedlines under the name New Millennium delphiniums. In some countries they are known as New Zealand delphiniums. Cloned plants are available only in New Zealand at this stage, but our seedlines are available to gardeners all around the world. Cinderella, our new release delphinium is available in the United Kingdom through Suttons seeds and in Europe through distributors working in conjunction with PlantIpp.

Our best mother stock is used for hand crossing to produce F1 hybrid seed. This seed gives plants with excellent form and colour. As well as flower quality, we  select for plants that better tolerate mild, humid conditions.