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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
Delphiniums and some verbascum are short-lived perennials, blooming every year for three years or more.
Delphiniums also add greatly to the height of the garden.
Most delphiniums need staking although some of the Elatum hybrids, such as 'Mighty Atom' and 'Lord Butler', have spires which will cope well in windy conditions.
For a classic combination of blues and lilacs, try tall delphiniums with a collar of hydrangea, eucalyptus foliage and hosta leaves.
The jet smoke streams would be created with white and lavender dendrobium orchids and light and dark blue delphiniums florets.
DELPHINIUMS are prized for their magnificent spires of bloom as well as several shades of blue, they also come in white, purple and lavender.
Take cuttings of hardy border perennials like delphiniums, lupins, heleniums and phlox.
Slugs and snails like delphiniums more than any other plant,' said the presenter of a TV gardening programme brightly.
We are very excited to offer a vibrant mixture of Delphiniums for half price.
Paul Marshal: Delphiniums are terrific for height and hydrangeas for volume.