Delphiniums are an herbaceous plant.
Other Names: Larkspur, Lark’s Heel, Lark’s
Claw, Knight’s Spur, Consolida regalis, Delphinii
Flos, Delphinium consolida, Espuela de Caballero,
Lark's Claw, Larkspur, Lark's Toe, Ritterspornblüten,
Descriptions: Delphiniums have spikes
Size: Delphiniums grow 2 to 6 feet tall.
Symbolism: Delphiniums represent a bold
statement are a symbolic message of boldness.
Grow Details: Delphiniums are not the
easiest plant to grow, but their showy flowers
are worth effort and persistence.
Soil Type: Fertile
Soil PH: PH 6.5 - 7.0
Light: Full Sun to Light Shade
Grow Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8,
Height: Delphinium grow from 2 feet
to 6 feet tall depending on the species
Flower Colors: Blue, Pink, Red, White,
Propagation: Propagate through cuttings,
by seed, or by careful division.
Division/Transplants: Divide every
3 to4 Years in Spring
Blooming Period: Late Spring to Early
Type: Annual or Perennials
Herbal Remedy Properties: Delphiniums
are toxic to humans, causing severe digestive
discomfort if ingested, delpiniums can also cause
Native Area: Delphiniums are native to
throughout the Northern Hemisphere and in high
mountains of tropical Africa.
Other: Delphiniums were used by Europeans
and Native Americans to make blue dye. The most
common ancient use of delphiniums was said to
be driving away scorpions.
Delphiniums are said to be the significant cause
of cattle poisoning in the Western US.