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Delphinium elatum

Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
del-FIN-ee-um eh-LAY-tum
Description

Delphinium is an herbaceous pernnial in the buttercup family native to woodlands, meadows, and river banks from Europe to Mongolia.  It has showy blue flowers that appear on racemes in the spring and make excellent cut flowers.

The species name in Latin elatus means tall.

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Tags:
#cut flowers#cottage garden#rabbit resistant#deer resistant#cutting garden#problem for cats#problem for dogs#problem for horses
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#cut flowers#cottage garden#rabbit resistant#deer resistant#cutting garden#problem for cats#problem for dogs#problem for horses
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Delphinium
    Species:
    elatum
    Family:
    Ranunculaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Europe to Mongolia
    Wildlife Value:
    Flowers attract hummingbirds and butterflies.
    Dimensions:
    Height: 3 ft. 0 in. - 5 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 2 ft. 0 in. - 3 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Annual
    Herbaceous Perennial
    Maintenance:
    High
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Blue
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Good Cut
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Summer
  • Leaves:
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Theme:
    Cottage Garden
    Cutting Garden
    Pollinator Garden
    Design Feature:
    Border
    Mass Planting
    Small groups
    Attracts:
    Butterflies
    Hummingbirds
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Rabbits
    Problems:
    Problem for Cats
    Problem for Dogs
    Problem for Horses