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Tall Blue Larkspur

A Part Sun Perennial

Delphinium exaltatum is an attractive and floriferous Midwest Native woodland-edge perennial that is equally intriguing in the home garden border. Growing to a height of 4’, this summer blooming perennial has attractive medium-green, palmate leaves and narrow stalks of showy, deep blue-purple flowers that attract hummingbirds and butterflies. Tall larkspur excels in moisture-retentive, well-drained, humus-rich, slightly alkaline soil and prefers filtered shade to full sun. Tall larkspur is an attractive addition to the garden when mass planted with tall tickseed (Coreopsis tripteris), Fireworks wrinkle-leaf goldenrod (Solidago rugosa ‘Fireworks’), tall ironweed (Vernonia angustifolia) and Culver’s-root (Veronicastrum virginicum).

A Native, Naturally! forb 

Image courtesy of Jelitto Staudensamn Ghmb