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Delphinium nudicaule

Christmas horns

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Features

  • BloomsJune to July
  • Height0.1m to 0.6m
  • Spread0.1m
  • Growth HabitRosette
  • Flower ColourBright red orange yellow
  • Leaf ColourMedium green

Description

Delphinium nudicaule (Christmas horns). A short-lived, spring and summer flowering perennial from California. Flowers are in loose panicles in a mixture of orange, red and yellow.

Characteristics

Perennial, Herbaceous

Origin

U.S.A

Interest and use

Attracts humming birds in suitable geographical locations.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Light, Medium
  • Soil pH6.0 to 7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

They are fully to half hardy and will need an open, sunny position with fertile or rich, well drained soil. In spring remove thin growths from well established plants, leaving 5-7 strong shoots. If flower spikes are removed after they fade, a second flush may be produced in late summer provided plants are fed and watered well.

Propagation

Propagate by seed, cuttings or by division.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Discomfort if ingested. Plant may also irritate the skin. Susceptible to slugs, snails and powdery mildew.

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