Delphinium carolinianum ssp. Carolinianum

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Plant Information:

Botanical Name:  Delphinium carolinianum ssp. Carolinianum

Common Name: Larkspur Seeds

Family: Ranunculaceae

Origin: Central and Southeast US

Type: Native Perennial

Size: 3'h x 12"w

Exposure: Sun, Partial Shade

Zones: Zone 4-9

Butterflies: No

Hummingbirds: Yes

Container Size: Seeds

To me our native Delphinium is every bit as showy and elegant as the popular garden hybrids. These larkspurs are summer-dormant perennials that grow from a shallow vertical tuber. Here in Oklahoma, plants in the eastern part of the state are predominantly blue while those in the central and western parts are white. Blooming from April to June, the tall flower stalks can contain up to 50 individual hummingbird-attracting blooms. The foliage is poisonous to livestock, although rabbits graze on it in winter and spring. After flowering, leave a few seed pods to ripen to ensure a few seedlings and mark dormant plants with colored golf pegs. The plants we offer are form an all-blue population at my parent?s home in Sequoyah County.