Perennials & Biennials

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  • Delphinium tricorne Dwarf larkspur, Spring larkspur Z 4-8

    Spring ephemeral of blue delphinium elf-cap spikes – an absolute delight. Substitute these for tulips, a favorite food of deer and rabbits

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    Spring ephemeral of blue delphinium elf-cap spikes – an absolute delight. Substitute these for tulips, a favorite food of deer and rabbits

    Size: 18-24” – 6-9”
    Care: sun to shade in moist well-drained to moist soil
    Native: PA to IA, s. to GA, AL, AR & e. OK
    Wildlife Value: food for hummingbirds and butterflies; deer & rabbit resistant.

    Collected by Andre Michaux c. 1800. Cherokee used this for heart ailments and reported that it makes cows intoxicated and they die. The name tricorne comes from the 3-cornered shape of its seeds, like the shape of colonial hats with brims turned up on three sides.

  • Delphinium vestitum syn. D. chitralicum syn. D. rectivenium, qian lie cui que in China, Clothed Delphinium, Flowers of India Z 6-10

    Spikes of purple-blue with deep black centers rise above large rounded leaves. Blooms in August-Sept

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    Spikes of purple-blue with deep black centers rise above large rounded leaves. Blooms in August-Sept

    Size: 24” x10”
    Care: full sun to part shade
    Native: Himalayas
    Wildlife Value: attracts bees & butterflies

    Nathaniel Wallich had already described Delphinium vestitum but the name was validly published by John Forbes Royle in 1834.

  • Delphinium x formosum ‘Belladonna’ Garland delphinium Z 4-8

    June & repeat in September pale sky blue graceful, short spikes

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    June & repeat in September pale sky blue graceful, short spikes

    Size: 2- 3’ x 12”
    Care: Sun well-drained soil. Do not cut back in fall. Delphiniiums have hollow stems where moisture will collect and kill the plant (crown rot) over winter.

    Delphinium, named by Dioscorides, is Greek for “dolphin.” In 1597 Gerard wrote that the Delphinium leaf paralyzed scorpions and all venomous beasts. D. x formosum called “the finest garden hybrid” of the early 19th century. It was “raised by Mr. G. Moore, a nurseryman of East Dereham, Norfolk.” George Phillips, (1933). ‘Belladonna’ hybridized in 1800’s as cutting flowers. Blooms last long in the vase. In the July 1872 issue of “the Garden” Wm. Robinson called this “too seldom seen” and “a great ornament.”

  • Dendranthema weyrichii syn. Chrysanthemum weyrichii Alpine daisy Z 4-8

    Pink or white daisies all summer and fall

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    Pink or white daisies all summer and fall. One of the best for groundcover, front of border or rock garden plant.

    Size: 6” x 18”
    Care: sun in well-drained soil. Drought tolerant.
    Native: East Asia & eastern Russia

    Collected before 1891