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Delphinium cardinale

Scarlet larkspur

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Features

  • BloomsApril to August
  • Height0.1m to 2m
  • Spread0.3m to 0.5m
  • Growth HabitBranched clump
  • Flower ColourVarious
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

Delphinium cardinale (Scarlet larkspur). This short-lived upright perennial to 2m tall is native to California and Mexico. It has finely divided leaves and bears slender loose spikes of small, single red flowers with yellow centres in summer.

Characteristics

Perennial, Fragrant

Origin

California, Mexico

Interest and use

Attracts humming birds in suitable geographical locations.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessHalf hardy (min 0°C)
  • SoilRich
  • Soil pH6.0 to 7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

Watch out it is poisonous.

Propagation

Propagate D.elatum hybrids by basal cuttings only.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Attracts slugs

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