Queen of the Border, Candle Delphinium, or Candle Larkspur
Name in Latin: Ranunclaceae
Name in English: The Buttercups
Origin: Europe-hybrid. Delphinium is a genus of about 300 species of perennial flowering plants in the buttercup family Ranunculaceae, native throughout the Northern Hemisphere and also on the high mountains of tropical Africa. The common name, larkspur, is shared with the closely related genus Consolida. Molecular data show Consolida, as well as another segregate genus, Aconitella, are both embedded in Delphinium.
Growth Habit: clumps, perennial herbaceous. upright
Flower: colour: blue , pink. purple. white spikes of bell like flowers
Blooming Period: early - late summer, sometimes into fall
Leaf: palmote shaped
giving line, mass, texture , form.
Care and Handling
Lasting Quality: 4-12 days
Amount of water: Average
Nutrition: flower food
Special handling: Helene sensitive- as per genus
Many species are cultivated as garden plants and for flower arrangements, with numerous cultivars available. Most are derived from D. elatum (D. x elatum), found in the Alps. All parts are poisonous as per all genus.