You should have lots of photo's to show us with that many bulbs, Myka, fantastic. I didn't even notice the black eye, thanks for pointing that out. There is a place in New Zealand that grow some 'to die for' delphiniums, all colours, but it's seed they sell and I have no luck with that. Did you grow yours from seed? I wish that even the plants were as robust as Larkspurs, they self sow easily.
Sometimes I do wonder why I grow Dutch and Bearded Irises. They are superb, but I agree, so short lived. Doesn't stop me from buying more each season, I must be a slow learner. LOL.