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Candle Delphinium, Candle Larkspur


A truly exceptional perennial landscape plant for providing spikes of deep-purple flowers in late spring, summer, and sometimes into fall. Pleasantly-shaped, lush, deeply-lobed leaves give rise to crowded spikes of flowers up to three inches across with the largest flowers opening at the bottom and the smallest at the top. Often thought of as a cottage garden plant, delphiniums could be placed in almost any California landscape.

Delphinium elatum 'Purple'

Fruit Characteristics

Fruit edible :Yes

Leaf Characteristics

Leaf length : < 8"

Leaf shape : Deeply lobed

Leaf color : Green

Flower Characteristics

Flower notes : Flowers are densely packed on large spikes rising above foliage.

Flower width : 2 1/2"

Flower color : Purple

Plant Anatomy

Foliage growth cycle : Dormancy period

Average size maturity width : 1-2 ft.

Average size maturity height : 2-4 ft.

Cultural Information

USDA Zone : -40 to -35 F( Z3a)

Sunset zone : 1-10, 14-24

Water requirements : Regular

Light exposure : Partial Sun

Landscape Attributes

Under oak trees : Yes

Barrier plants : Yes

Seashore conditions : Yes

Oak root fungus resistance : Yes

Hummingbirds : Yes

Hedges and screens : Yes

Frost tender : Yes

Fragrance : Yes

Erosion control : Yes

Drought tolerant : Yes

Deer resistant : Yes

Butterflies : Yes

Colorful fruits and berries : Yes

Birds : Yes

Autumn foliage color : Yes

Attractive bark : Yes

Allergenic plants : Yes

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