Delphinium occidentale
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Delphinium occidentale

western larkspur

  family ranunculaceae 
  genus delphinium 

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Genus  Delphinium Species  occidentale Variety  Cultivar  Common names  western larkspur Family  RANUNCULACEAE Specimen number  S10128 Data source  HumGrdn p82
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Herbaceous perennial Life span  3 - 10 years Annual cycle  Depends on climate Stature  Shrub Growth form  Various Growth habit  Not applicable Overall height  3' - 6' Overall spread   
Sunshine  Full sun to partial shade Water  Moist Optimal soil texture  Various Acceptable soil pH  Various USDA hardiness  USDA zones 04a-05b 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 occidentale has flowers that hummingbirds love to feed on. Western larkspur can survive very cold winters with annual averages as low as -30� Fahrenheit. This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It usually does best in moist soils.
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 occidentale is considered to have originated from the Rocky Mountains and Southwest US.
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Delphinium occidentale is an herbaceous perennial. Flowers: Western larkspur has tall spires of flowers. Flowers begin in June and don't stop until August. The flowers are usually either purple or blue.

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