Cutflower Nomenclature

Scientific/Botanical Name

Genus: Delphinium

Specie: D. belladonna


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Botanical Family

Name in Latin: Ranunclaceae

Name in English: The Buttercup Family

The Plant

Origin: Europe

Growth Habit: perineal, herbaceous, upright, branching

Flower: Bell like: Deep blue and white, loose branching flower spikes.

Blooming Period: early summer -Late fall

Leaf: deeply cut green


Can dry seed heads on plants which can then be cut and used for arrangements. Cut flower adds good texture and form.

Care and Handling

Lasting Quality: 6-8 days

Amount of water: moderate-light

Nutrition: floral food

Special handling: Treat with ethylene inhibitor as it is ethylene sensitive.

Special feature/remarks:

Poisonous, like all delphinium. More branching than other delphinium.