Family: Ranunculaceae

Scientific Name: Delphinium nudicaule

Common Name: Red Larkspur


Red Larkspur ( Delphinium nudicaule)A small species Delphinium with orange-red flowers.

Plant TypePerennials Hardy, Perennial Tender
Hardiness Zone7-10
Soil & Sitefound growing in thickets, deciduous forests, and open rocky slopes, prefers well drained soils
TemperatureI have seen it listed as being hardy to -10 F and 0 F ?
Flowerstubular, reddish orange, borne on thin stalks, pollinated by hummingbirds, have spurs on the backside of the flower
Leavesmostly at base, tri-lobed
Stemsstringy, thin
Rootsdeep woody roots
Dimensions10-12 inches tall, sometimes taller
Propagationseeds, pre-soaking seeds may improve germination
Native SiteNative to mid state California, north to Oregon (USA)
Cultivar OriginCollected by Douglas in 1831.
Misc FactsAKA: Delphinium nudicaule, Canyon Larkspur, Red Larkspur, Orange Larkspur, Canyon Delphinium
Notes & Reference#174-Delphiniums (David and Shirley Basset)
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