The Delphinium Society

The tall spires of garden hybrid Delphiniums are a feature of many herbaceous borders. The lovely flowers of these hardy perennials can be deep purple, all shades of blue, mauve, violet, cream, white or dusky pink, with contrasting coloured "eyes". Height too is variable, from 3-7ft, suitable for all types of garden and situation. Delphiniums with a more branching flower structure are available and there are dwarf types derived from alpine species. Red or yellow flowers occur in a few of the many wild delphinium species, which are often a challenge to grow.

Established in 1928, The Delphinium Society exists to promote the growing and breeding of the very best delphiniums and to bring together people interested in all aspects of the flower. Although the majority live in the British Isles, members are spread world-wide.

From September 2011, The Society has a new web site at

Subscription for 2013

UK 6 per year. Joint membership for husband and wife is also 6, but only one year book will be sent.

Europe/Overseas 10 / $(USA)20 / €15.


To join the Delphinium Society, print out the application form and send the completed form with your subscription to the Membership Secretary:

Dr Roger D Beauchamp, Membership Secretary, The Delphinium Society, 2 The Grove, Ickenham, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB10 8QH, UK

Please also send all other enquiries relating to membership to the Membership Secretary.

Advantages of Membership Include:

"Simply Delphiniums": A guide to growing good delphiniums

A comprehensive Delphinium Society publication covering all aspects of delphinium cultivation. The topics covered include soil preparation, planting, cultivation through the year, propagation by cuttings and raising from seed, pests and diseases and hints on exhibiting. 48 Pages – Well Illustrated.

Price: 2.50 ($6 US or €4) including postage.

You can use the Membership Application form to order "Simply Delphiniums".

"DELPHINIUMS IN YOUR GARDEN": A new DVD from The Delphinium Society

A Comprehensive Guide to Growing Delphiniums with a General Introduction and Sections Covering

  • Growing from Seed
  • Hand Crossing
  • Pests and Diseases
  • Showing
  • Taking Cuttings
  • Planting and Staking
  • Winter Care
  • Variety Showcase
  • Full length run time 105 mins

    This DVD is multi-regional but it may not play on all DVD players. It can be played on a Computer, either a PC with Windows Vista Media Player or an Apple Mac.

    Price Incl. Postage (Airmail for overseas orders): UK , 7.00; Europe,€15;

    Canada, 10 (Bank draft in GB Pounds) ; USA, $(US) 20.00 (Dollar cheques not acceptable)

    Please send Payment with Order to: Dr Roger D Beauchamp, Membership Secretary, The Delphinium Society, 2 The Grove, Ickenham, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB10 8QH, UK .

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