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Delphinium grandiflorum 'Blue Butterfly'

Phonetic Spelling
del-FIN-ee-um gran-dih-FLOR-um
Description

Blue Butterfly Larkspur is a cultivar with a compact habit and many branches that reaches up to 15" in height.  It was bred to be more heat tolerant than other delphiniums.  It has showy ultramarine blue flowers that appear in the spring .  Plant it in small groups or mass it in the middle or back of a border.  

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Tags:
#showy flowers#heat tolerant#wildlife plant#blue flowers#cut flowers#low maintenance#deer resistant#cutting garden#nectar plant late spring#butterfly friendly#nectar plant mid-spring#problem for cats#problem for dogs#problem for horses
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#showy flowers#heat tolerant#wildlife plant#blue flowers#cut flowers#low maintenance#deer resistant#cutting garden#nectar plant late spring#butterfly friendly#nectar plant mid-spring#problem for cats#problem for dogs#problem for horses
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Delphinium
    Species:
    grandiflorum
    Family:
    Ranunculaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Wildlife Value:
    Flowers attract butterflies
    Particularly Resistant To (Insects/Diseases/Other Problems):
    Heat, more tolerant than other delphiniums.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Annual
    Perennial
    Maintenance:
    Low
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    NC Region:
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    3a, 3b, 4b, 4a, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7b, 7a
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Blue
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Raceme
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Good Cut
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Flower Petals:
    asymmetrical petals
    Flower Description:
    Racemes of complex asymetrial ultramarine blue flowers with five sepals. One of the sepals forms a spur, hence the commonname larkspur.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Design Feature:
    Border
    Attracts:
    Butterflies
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Heat
    Problems:
    Problem for Cats
    Problem for Dogs
    Problem for Horses