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Delphinium denudatum - Wall.

Common Name
Family Ranunculaceae
USDA hardiness 6-9
Known Hazards All parts of the plant are toxic[172]. The plant is most toxic when it is young[200].
Habitats Dry scrubby slopes and forest clearings, 1700 - 2300 metres[145].
Range E. Asia - Himalayas.
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Weed Potential No
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Care
Fully Hardy Well drained soil Moist Soil Full sun
Delphinium denudatum


Delphinium denudatum

 

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Delphinium denudatum is a PERENNIAL growing to 1 m (3ft 3in).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 7. It is in flower from July to August. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs).
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers dry or moist soil.

Synonyms

Habitats

Woodland Garden Sunny Edge; Cultivated Beds;

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal Uses



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Alterative;  Bitter;  Odontalgic;  Parasiticide;  Stimulant;  Tonic.

The roots are alterative, bitter, stimulant and tonic[240]. A paste of the rot is used in the treatment of toothache, and also as an adulterant for aconite (from Aconitum spp.)[240, 272].

Other Uses

Parasiticide.

A parasiticide is obtained from the leaves[172]. It is quite toxic and so is for external use only.

Cultivation details

Succeeds in most soils so long as they are rich and well-drained[200]. Intolerant of winter-wet soils[200]. Requires an open sunny position[188]. This plant is adored by slugs[175]. A greedy plant, inhibiting the growth of nearby plants, especially legumes[54].

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Propagation

Seed - sow March/April in a cold frame or May outdoors[111]. Keep moist and in a shady position until germination takes place[175]. The seed has a limited viability so it should be stored in a sealed container at about 3°c[200]. Temperatures above 15°c inhibit germination[175]. The seed usually germinates in 2 - 9 weeks at 15°c[175]. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out into their permanent positions in the summer. Cuttings of basal shoots in April/May, taken before they become hollow at the base, and planted in a cold frame[111]. Division in spring[111] or early autumn[200].

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Found In

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

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