Delphinium nudicaule Torr. & A. Gray
Red larkspur, Orange larkspur, Christmas horns
Ranunculaceae (Buttercup Family)
USDA Symbol: DENU
A 1-2 ft. delphinium with finely dissected basal and stem leaves. The orange-red flowers are cornucopia-shaped and occur in a few-flowered raceme.
The red flowers attract hummingbirds.
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Bloom InformationBloom Color: Red , Orange
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun
DistributionUSA: CA , OR
Native Distribution: C. & n. CA & s. OR
Native Habitat: Dry, wooded or shrubby foothills below 6500 ft.
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil Description: Dry, rocky soils.
Conditions Comments: Needs protection from snails and slugs.
PropagationDescription: Sow seed.
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: No pretreatment is necessary although 1 month stratification may improve results.
Commercially Avail: yes
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Find seed sources for this species at the Native Seed Network.
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Native Seed Network - Corvallis, OR
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Delphinium nudicaule in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Delphinium nudicaule in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Delphinium nudicaule
MetadataRecord Modified: 2013-11-13
Research By: TWC Staff