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Tall Coreopsis

This Larkspur has a much later bloom time than other Delphinium species. It is blooming in July when others, like Dwarf Larkspur, are already dormant. Many shades of purple, from a deep violet to a pale lavender, can appear in one small population of plants, as represented in the photos. These tubular flowers are a favorite of hummingbirds and bumblebees. The palmate leaves are large and attractive.Tall Blue Larkspur, Delphinium exaltatum, thrives in rich well-drained soil in light to medium shade. Native to the woodlands of Ohio and Pennsylvania, it is an important mid-summer nectar source for hummingbirds with a much later bloom time …This native cousin of the delphinium grows in the wild, often found thriving in open woodland areas. The genus name Delphinium comes from a Greek word meaning dolphin, referring to the unique shape of the blossoms; the species name "ajacis" comes from the Greek myth that these flowers first grew in the place where the great warrior Ajax committed suicide. The common name of larkspur comes from the supposed resemblance of the blossoms to the claw of a lark. Native Americans and early settlers used the bright flowers of this plant to make blue ink. Larkspur is the flower of the month of July, and symbolizes a carefree or fickle heart.

Delphinium exaltatum is an attractive and floriferous native woodland-edge perennial that is equally at home in the home garden border. Growing to a height of 4’, this summer-blooming perennial has attractive medium-green, palmate leaves and narrow stalks of showy, deep blue-purple flowers that attract hummingbirds and butterflies. Tall larkspur excels in moisture-retentive, well-drained, humus-rich, slightly alkaline soil and prefers filtered shade to full sun. Delphinium exaltatum is an attractive addition to the garden when planted en masse with Coreopsis tripteris, Solidago rugosa ‘Fireworks’, Vernonia angustifolia, Silphium simpsonii, and Veronicastrum virginicum. "Delphinium exaltatum is an attractive and floriferous native woodland-edge perennial that is equally at home in the home garden border. Growing to a height of 4’, this summer-blooming perennial has attractive medium-green, palmate leaves and narrow stalks of showy, deep blue-purple flowers that attract hummingbirds and butterflies. Tall larkspur excels in moisture-retentive, well-drained, humus-rich, slightly alkaline soil and prefers filtered shade to full sun. Delphinium exaltatum is an attractive addition to the garden when planted en masse with Coreopsis tripteris, Solidago rugosa 'Fireworks' Vernonia angustifolia, Silphium simpsonii, and Veronicastrum virginicum." - Mt. Cuba Center The flowers are usually blue, purplish, or lavender-pink. Deer and rabbit resistant; the entire plant is highly toxic to humans, dogs, cats, and livestock. It performs best in cooler climates, but is more tolerant to the heat of the south than many other delphiniums. Can reach up to 6,' so it's best to plant it with other taller perennials that can support its slender stems, and choose places for it that are protected from strong winds. (Source: www.usperennials.com)

 

 

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