Plant types and subtypes: Perennials
Light Requirements: part-shade, shade
Water Use: medium
Soil Moisture: moist
Soil Description: neutral, rich, loam, clay, gravel/rock
Bloom Time: April, May
Bloom Color: purple, blue
Leaf Color: green
Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8
Additional Tags: medicinal, shade garden plant, woodland plant
Pricing & Availability
Delphinium tricorneAlso known as:
Delphinium tricorne is native to deciduous forests from the Mid-Atlantic to the Mid-West. It produces delicate, highly divided leaves and stunning spikes of deep purplish or whitish flowers (highly variable).
Dwarf larkspur is a shade plant that thrives in circumneutral to slightly alkaline, woodsy soil, rich in organic material. A moist, sheltered environment with filtered light, is preferable where summers are hot and dry. Blooms in April and May. Zones 5-8
Collect seeds from dry pod before they are expelled. Plants may also be divided.
Though dwarf larkspur has been used for its medicinal value, it can be considered poisonous if ingested in large quantitie. Its medicinal properties have been used to help close wounds and to kill human parasites such as lice and their nits.
Native Range & Classification
Recorded County Distribution: USDA data
AL, AR, DC, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MD, MN, MO, MS, NC, NE, OH, OK, PA, SC, TN
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