Delphinium nudicaule
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Delphinium nudicaule

red larkspur
orange larkspur

  family ranunculaceae 
  genus delphinium 

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Genus  Delphinium Species  nudicaule Variety  Cultivar  Common names  red larkspur   orange larkspur   delphinium Family  RANUNCULACEAE Specimen number  S10213 Data source  HumGrdn p94;HumGrdn p59
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Perennial Life span  3 - 10 years Annual cycle  Not applicable Stature  Flower Growth form  Not applicable Growth habit  Various Overall height    Overall spread   
Sunshine  Various Water  Various Optimal soil texture  Rich Acceptable soil pH  Various USDA hardiness  USDA zones 05a-09b AHS heat zones  Not classified Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  no Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  Delphinium nudicaule is a good hummingbird feeder. Orange larkspur (also known as delphinium and red larkspur) can survive cold winters where the average annual low is -20� Fahrenheit. The optimal soil texture for this plant is one that is rich.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  yes Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes 
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  Fragrance parts  Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Various Pollination method    Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  no Culinary uses  Nutritional value  Edible parts  Description of edible parts Flavor / texture 
Horticulture notes  Delphinium nudicaule is considered to have originated from Northern California and Southwestern Oregon.
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Delphinium nudicaule is a perennial. Flowers: Orange larkspur (locally known in some parts as delphinium and red larkspur) has 3/4" flowers with long spurs. The blossoms are typically of a red color.

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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