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Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia
Delphinium nudicaule Torr. & Gray
Red larkspur, Christmas horns, Orange larkspur
USDA Symbol: DENU
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
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.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Flower:
Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Red , Orange
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun
CA , OR Native Distribution:
C. & n. CA & s. OR Native Habitat:
Dry, wooded or shrubby foothills below 6500 ft. USDA Native Status: L48(N)
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
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:
Native Seed Network
- Corvallis, OR
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Record Modified: 2010-06-11
Research By: TWC Staff