Geophytic Delphinium species, was Delphinium carolinianum

Peter Taggart
Thu, 14 Jul 2011 00:15:15 PDT
Delphinium nudicaule is occasionally available in the UK in garden centers,
but it has always been short lived for me. I did get it to self seed for a
while but I came to the conclusion that I really needed to save the seeds on
a regular basis in order to keep it going. Definately lovely and worth
Peter (UK)

On Thu, Jul 14, 2011 at 12:34 AM, Nhu Nguyen <> wrote:

> My most favorite species of Delphinium is D. nudicaule, a native of
> northern
> California and southwestern Oregon. The best form of this species are the
> scarlet red flowers with succulent leaves, such as ones found at the top of
> Mount Diablo in northern CA. The top of the mountain is just about 4000ft,
> and receives snow in winter.  Photos of this form and several other forms
> can be seen on the wiki:
> If anyone in colder climates would like to try a summer dry Delphinium that
> is hardy, high altitude form of this species would be a charm to have in
> the
> garden. I'm not sure how it responds to being grown in the ground though.
> Nhu
> Berkeley, CA
> On Wed, Jul 13, 2011 at 10:04 AM, Jane McGary <
> >wrote:
> > My main experience with American geophytic Delphinium species is with
> > Delphinium luteum and D. nelsonii.
> >
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