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Thursday, 30 April 2015


Delphinium is a genus of about 300 species of perennial flowering plants in the family Ranunculaceae, native throughout the Northern Hemisphere and also on the high mountains of tropical Africa. All members of the Delphinium genus are toxic to humans and livestock. The common name "larkspur" is shared between perennial Delphinium species and annual species of the genus Consolida. The name "delphinium" derives from the Latin for "dolphin", referring to the shape of the nectary.

Delphinium grandiflorum ‘Blue Mirror’ shown here, is a dwarf delphinium, very different from the traditional tall spiky delphiniums. This cultivar forms a low, bushy mound of lacy green leaves. Plants bear loose sprays of single electric-blue flowers throughout the summer. Ideal for containers, the rock garden and for edging the sunny border. Remove faded flower heads regularly to encourage repeat blooming. Although not a long-lived perennial, this will often self-sow where happy. Said to be tolerant of hot, humid summer climates. Also known to do remarkably well in areas with short, cool summers. An outstanding cut flower, lasting a week in a vase.

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  1. So lovely! So beautiful blue!

  2. a gorgeous blue color on this flower.
    Thanks for hosting :)

  3. I love blue flowers and this is a beauty

  4. Gorgeous! And how wonderful it can be used as a long-lasting cut flower!

  5. I'm interested in etymology, and I'm glad to learn the origin of the name of these lovely flowers.

  6. Sounds like a very useful Delphinium. Lovely colour too!

  7. Pretty blue! Again a plant, what I don't know...
    Thanks for hosting

  8. Such a great blue and a fine shot!

  9. Lovely blue Nick. Have a good day!

  10. Dear Nic,
    a wonderfull blue, i like this flower !
    Have a nice day
    ♥ly greetings from germany

  11. Pretty blue. Thanks for sharing.

  12. Really pretty, and such a lovely shade of blue/purple. :) Have a very happy weekend, Nick. :)

  13. My very favourite blue. The colour is so vibrant. I remember growing Delphiniums as a child and along with Larkspurs, they were my favourite flowers.

  14. I did not know the root of the word delphinium. Wonderful. If I see these I will try them, as in Seattle we definitely have short, cool summers.

  15. Lovely pic, colour and flower :)
    Thanks for hosting!