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Delphinium elatum (Candle Larkspur)

Type: Species | Edit History      Plant ID - 501978



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Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Ranunculales
Family: Ranunculaceae
Genus: Delphinium
Species: Delphinium elatum
 
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Plant Types edit
  • Ornamental
  • Perennial
Zones / Hardiness edit
  • 4a (to -25 F / -32 C)
  • 4b (to -20 F / -29 C)
  • 5a (to -15 F / -26 C)
  • 5b (to -10 F / -23 C)
  • 6a (to -5 F / -21 C)
  • 6b (to 0 F / -18 C)
  • 7a (to 5 F / -15 C)
  • 7b (to 10 F / -12 C)
Height (Maximum) edit
  • 2 to 5 feet (60 cm to 1 1/2 m)
Spread (Maximum) edit
  • 2 to 5 feet (60 cm to 1 1/2 m)
Flowering Start edit
  • June
Flowering End edit
Leaf Colour edit
  • Green - Medium
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Suitable For edit
  • Border/Bed
  • Butterfly Garden
  • Cottage Garden
  • Flower Arranging/Drying
Sun Exposure edit
  • Full Sun
Soil Types edit
  • Well-drained
  • Moist
Soil pH edit
  • 6.5 - 6.9 (Very slightly acidic)
  • 7.0 (Neutral)
Bloom Colour edit
  • Pink
  • Blue
  • Lilac
  • Purple
  • Violet
  • Lavender
  • White
Wildlife Value edit
  • Bees
  • Butterflies (nectar source)
Propagation Techniques edit
  • Seed
  • Division
Skill Level edit
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Contributors For This Plant
Netty (12804)
Frank (2674)
Gardengirl (177)
Christer Johansson (230)
aythya-camellia (860)


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Netty's Garden
 elle's Garden
 arleene's Garden
aythya-camellia's Garden
Clay_22's Garden


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Christer Johansson (230) wrote on Aug 27 2009
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The dark blue kind makes a nice complementary color in a yellow/orange flowerbed.

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aythya-camellia (860) wrote on Nov 17 2009
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The Cabbage White butterflies love it. The flower buds of blue ones look great with red columbines.

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Delphinium elatum (Candle Larkspur)
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Jan 21 2009
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