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Delphinium exaltatum

Native Plants

Tall Larkspur

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Summary

Delphinium exaltatum is an attractive and floriferous native woodland-edge perennial that is equally at home in the home garden border. Growing to a height of 4’, this summer-blooming perennial has attractive medium-green, palmate leaves and narrow stalks of showy, deep blue-purple flowers that attract hummingbirds and butterflies. Tall larkspur excels in moisture-retentive, well-drained, humus-rich, slightly alkaline soil and prefers filtered shade to full sun. Delphinium exaltatum is an attractive addition to the garden when planted en masse with Coreopsis tripteris, Solidago rugosa ‘Fireworks’, Vernonia angustifolia, Silphium simpsonii, and Veronicastrum virginicum.


More Details

  • Plant Type
    perennial 
  • Sun/Shade Conditions
    filtered-shade, full-sun 
  • Foliage Character
    deciduous 
  • Soil Moisture
    average, moist 
  • Flowering Period
    mid-summer
  • Soil PH
    alkaline 
  • Flower Color
    blue, purple 
  • Summer Foliage Color
    green 
  • Fall Foliage Color
    yellow 
  • Fruit/Seed Color
    black, tan