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Delphinium exaltatum Ait.
USDA Symbol: DEEX
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
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
AL , KY , MD , ME , MO , NC , OH , PA , TN , VA , WV Native Distribution:
PA to NC, w. to OH & AL Native Habitat:
Woods; slopes USDA Native Status: L48(N)
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:
From the National Organizations Directory
According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:
Delaware Nature Society
- Hockessin, DENative Seed Network
- Corvallis, OR
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Record Modified: 2012-12-07
Research By: TWC Staff