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Delphinium elatum
Delphinium elatum

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Zones 5-7, 14-17
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Partial, Shade
Regular Water
Moderate

Delphinium nudicaule

Scarlet Larkspur
Ranunculaceae
Perennials, Flowers

DELPHINIUM

Most people associate delphiniums with blue flowers, but colors also include white and shades of red, pink, lavender, and purple. Leaves are lobed or fanlike, variously cut and divided. Taller hybrids offer rich colors in elegant spires. All kinds are effective in borders and make good cut flowers; lower-growing kinds serve well as container plants.

Blossoms attract birds.

Delphinium nudicaule

Native of Northern Californiaand southwestern Oregon. Slender plant to 1–3 ft. tall and less than a foot wide. Long-stalked, mostly basal leaves are broadly divided. Sparse show of long-spurred red flowers. Sun orpart shade; best in woodlandsituations.

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