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Western Larkspur

Delphinium occidentale
HOW TO GROW WESTERN LARKSPUR

Start indoors 4–6 weeks before last frost, plant out after frost. Direct sow group of 4–6 seeds every 1–2’ in fall four weeks before frost. Thin when 3” tall to 1 every 1–2’. Prefers full sun but will grow in part shade. Delphiniums prefer acidic soils to bloom and to maintain their bright purple blue color. Test your soil, if alkaline, reduce the soil’s pH is to add organic matter such as coffee grounds, fruit and vegetable peels, etc. Divide root ball after 3–4 years. Sow 11 pounds per acre. Soil pH 5.2–5.5. Hardiness zones 3–8. Perennial.

Usual seed life: 3–5 years.

Planting Depth 1/8"
Soil Temp. Germ. 70–75˚F
Days to Germ. 10–15
Plant Spacing 1–2’
Row Spacing 3–4’
Days To Maturity 1 year
Part Shade, Moist Well Drained Soil
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Beautiful columns of delicate purple flowers, grows to 3–5’. It blooms in cooler weather of late spring and early summer and are pollinated by butterflies and bumble bees. In mild climates it can continue through fall. Ideal for the back of your cottage or native wildflower garden. All parts of these plants are cons...
Beautiful columns of delicate purple flowers, grows to 3–5’. It blooms in cooler weather of late spring and early summer and are pollinated by butterflies and bumble bees. In mild climates it can continue through fall. Ideal for the back of your cottage or native wildflower garden. All parts of these plants are considered toxic to humans and can cause cattle poisoning on rangelands in the western U.S. Larkspur is more common in high-elevation areas, and many ranchers delay moving cattle onto such ranges until late summer when the toxicity of the plants is reduced. Also known as Tall Mountain Larkspur and Delphinium. Tags: Color: Purple.

Delphinium occidentale is native to the range and alpine American central and Noutherwest. Delphinium is a genus of about 300 species of perennial flowering plants in the buttercup family, native throughout the Northern Hemisphere and also on the high mountains of tropical Africa. The name Larkspur originated from Tudor England. The name Delphinium derives from the ancient Greek and Latin for "dolphin", referring to the shape of the nectary. The common name Larkspur is shared between perennial Delphinium species and annual species of the genus Consolida.
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Western Larkspur

Delphinium occidentale
Beautiful columns of delicate purple flowers, grows to 3–5’. It blooms in cooler weather of late spring and early summer and are pollinated by butterflies and bumble bees. In mild climates it can continue through fall. Ideal for the back of your cottage or nati...
Beautiful columns of delicate purple flowers, grows to 3–5’. It blooms in cooler weather of late spring and early summer and are pollinated by butterflies and bumble bees. In mild climates it can continue through fall. Ideal for the back of your cottage or native wildflower garden. All parts of these plants are considered toxic to humans and can cause cattle poisoning on rangelands in the western U.S. Larkspur is more common in high-elevation areas, and many ranchers delay moving cattle onto such ranges until late summer when the toxicity of the plants is reduced. Also known as Tall Mountain Larkspur and Delphinium. Tags: Color: Purple.

Delphinium occidentale is native to the range and alpine American central and Noutherwest. Delphinium is a genus of about 300 species of perennial flowering plants in the buttercup family, native throughout the Northern Hemisphere and also on the high mountains of tropical Africa. The name Larkspur originated from Tudor England. The name Delphinium derives from the ancient Greek and Latin for "dolphin", referring to the shape of the nectary. The common name Larkspur is shared between perennial Delphinium species and annual species of the genus Consolida.
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HOW TO GROW WESTERN LARKSPUR

Start indoors 4–6 weeks before last frost, plant out after frost. Direct sow group of 4–6 seeds every 1–2’ in fall four weeks before frost. Thin when 3” tall to 1 every 1–2’. Prefers full sun but will grow in part shade. Delphiniums prefer acidic soils to bloom and to maintain their bright purple blue color. Test your soil, if alkaline, reduce the soil’s pH is to add organic matter such as coffee grounds, fruit and vegetable peels, etc. Divide root ball after 3–4 years. Sow 11 pounds per acre. Soil pH 5.2–5.5. Hardiness zones 3–8. Perennial.

Usual seed life: 3–5 years.

Planting Depth 1/8"
Soil Temp. Germ. 70–75˚F
Days to Germ. 10–15
Plant Spacing 1–2’
Row Spacing 3–4’
Days To Maturity 1 year
Part Shade, Moist Well Drained Soil
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