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Delphinium

a genus of the plant family Ranunculaceae which includes the domesticated plants, delphinium and larkspur. One of the commonest causes of plant poisoning in North America.
They contain forty different diterpenoid alkaloids of which methyllycaconitine is believed the major toxic principle. Cause uneasiness, stiff gait, straddled posture and sudden collapse. Animals may die from respiratory paralysis or inhalation of regurgitated ruminal contents.
Include D. andersonii, D. barbeyi, D. brownii, D. geyeri, D. glaucum, D. glauscens, D. nelsonii (D. bicolor, D. menziesii), D. nuttallianum, D. occidentale (D. cucullatum, D. scopulorum), D. parryi, D. ramosum (D. elongatum), D. recurvatum (D. hesperium), D. robustum, D. tricorne, D. trolliform, D. vestitum, D. virescens (D. camporum).
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Delphiniums, far left and campanulas, left, are both good examples of plants that can be easily multiplied, helping your garden to overflow with colour | Delphiniums, far left and campanulas, left, are both good examples of plants that can be easily multiplied, helping your garden to overflow with colour
Clockwise from bottom left: Hosta, peonies, asters, delphiniums and lily-of-the-valley can all be divided if done carefully and at the right time
Delphiniums give their best performance in well drained soils in full sun but they can be grown in dapple or part shade.
They applied each treatment to about a half-acre of delphiniums in a field in Hobe Sound and 2 acres of caladiums at another site in Zolfo Springs.
Their bouquets complemented the bride's, with smaller arrangements of blue hydrangeas, orange roses, and volken blue delphinium highlights.
For a classic combination of blues and lilacs, try tall delphiniums with a collar of hydrangea, eucalyptus foliage and hosta leaves.
NEITHER words nor photographs can portray the true beauty of delphinium flowers.
Delphiniums and some verbascum are short-lived perennials, blooming every year for three years or more.
I once had a bed that had a mass of purple foxgloves at the back, then some delphiniums and in front of those were lighter blue larkspur, with splashes of deep red dahlias at the front.
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Delphiniums and hollyhocks have dwarf forms but for the back of the border look for Delphinium Pacific Giants and Hollyhock Halo, reaching 5 to 6ft.
Cut down early flowering perennials such as delphiniums and nepeta to tidy them up and encourage a second flush of blooms later in the year.