Delphinium (Delphinium elatum)
Other Names - Larkspur, Candle Delphinium,Candle Larkspur.
Origins - Elevated areas of E. Asia, and other parts of Northern Hemisphere.
Type - Perennial (herbaceous).
Hardiness (see References, below) - Zones 3-8.
Bloom - Summer, early Fall.
Approx. 4 ft (120 cm).
Cultivation - Well drained, neutral, mildly acidic, and alkaline soils. Sunny locations. Avoid exposure to strong winds. Just like tomato plants, Delphinium's flowers are tall
and rather heavy. Stake them to prevent stalks from falling to the ground.
Propagation - By root division, or by seeds.
Other - Delicately fragrant, and spectacularly statuesque, Delphiniums make perfect seasonal highlights in a garden. Their pink, white, and blue blooms attract birds, butterflies, and bees! Delphiniums
make great companions to roses. CAUTION - all parts of this attractive plant are toxic, particularly early in the season. Use Delphiniums as horticultural displays, only.

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