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Delphinium exaltatum Aiton
USDA Symbol: DEEX
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
A large, coarse plant with a 2-6 ft. leafy stem; deep-green, lobed leaves; and blue, spurred flowers in a loose, narrow, terminal spike.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Flower:
Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Blue
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug , Sep
, WV Native Distribution: PA
w. to OH
& AL Native Habitat:
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Part Shade
Soil pH: Circumneutral (pH 6.8-7.2)
Soil Description: Rich, calcareous soils.
Conditions Comments: Gives midsummer color and requires no special care.
Propagation by seeds and division. Seed Collection:
Seeds are formed dry in a pod,
which call for close observation in order to collect seeds before they are thrown out. Seed Treatment:
Not Available Commercially Avail:
Record Last Modified: 2012-12-07
Research By: TWC Staff