Perennials & Biennials

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  • Darmera peltatum syn. Peltiphyllum peltatum Umbrella plant, Indian rhubarb Z 5-8

    Round with ruffled edged foliage dramatic green in summer but magnificent turning red in fall or pink umbellifer flowers in spring

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    Grow for its gigantic, round, with ruffled edged, foliage, green in summer but magnificent red in fall. Pink umbellifer flowers in spring

    Size: 3-4’ x 3’
    Care: shade to sun in wet soil
    Native: Oregon & California
    Awards: Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit

    Collected before 1849.  Karok ate young shoots and Miwok mixed crushed root with acorn meal.

  • Delphinium elatum Perennial larkspur Z 2-7

    Spikes of blue to purple single, elf-capped shaped blossoms with black eyes

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    Spikes of blue to purple single, elf-capped shaped blossoms with black eyes in June, repeating in August-September.  Sturdy stems.  Need no staking.   One of internationally known garden designer Piet Oudolf’s 100 “MUST HAVE” plants, Gardens Illustrated 94 (2013)

    Size: 4’ x 12”
    Care: sun to part shade in moist well-drained soil. Do not cut back in fall. Delphiniums have hollow stems where moisture will collect and kill the plant (crown rot) over winter.
    Native: Siberia & central Europe

    Introduced to English gardens by 1578. One of the parents of today’s border hybrids.  Pressed specimen in Emily Dickinson’s herbarium.

  • Delphinium exaltatum Tall Larkspur

    lavender or purple spikes of trumpets

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    Fabulous, lavender or purple spikes of trumpets on tall stems in July to August.

    Size: 3-5' x 9"
    Care: sun to part shade in moist well drained soil. Withstands winds, no staking needed. Not fussy like fancy hybrids.
    Native: From Minnesota to Alabama, Wisconsin native
    Wildlife Value: attract hummingbirds

    Delphinium, named by Dioscorides, is Greek for “dolphin” due to the resemblance of the flower shape.  Cultivated by Jefferson at Monticello where he planted it in the NW quarter of the outer border in March 1811.

  • Delphinium grandiflorum ‘Blue Butterfly’ Z 4-8

    Picture a dangling blue elf cap for the flower.

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    Picture a dangling cornflower blue elf cap for the flower. Blooms in June and repeats if deadheaded.

    Size: 12-18" x 9"
    Care: sun to part shade in moist well-drained soil.
    Native: Siberia, China & Japan
    Wildlife Value: attracts hummingbirds

    Dr. Johann Ammann sent the seeds of this Delphinium from the Imperial Academy at St. Petersburg to Peter Collinson in England in 1736. ‘Blue Butterfly’ selected by 1900. Gertrude Jekyll, mother of the mixed perennial garden valued ‘Blue Butterfly’ for its “pure blue,” late 1800’s.