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Beautiful Texas Native

Posted by wantonamara 8bTx (My Page) on
Sun, May 25, 14 at 13:00

I want to show this beautiful Texas Native that grows without water on crappy hill country soil. Delphinium Carolinianum, or perennial Larkspur. It comes in varying colors from dark blues to white. I am going to be collecting more seed from various patches that I have identified. One needs to abrade the seed to get quick germination. My first experiment , I just threw out seed on my land 10 years ago and some are slowly germinating now. later , I abraded the seed and planted in the warm fall and a got a lot of rosettes. They grow slow for me but I don't water once established. maybe in your well attended gardens they would grow faster. They lived through the drought without water, just no blooms.I think seed is available from Native American Seed. I want MORE plants.

Delfinium carolinianum

Delphinium Caorlinianum


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Very pretty!


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Lovely plant! Thanks for the pics and info.


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They are beautiful!


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Absolutely beautiful! I don't remember ever knowing about them.

Here is a link that might be useful: Native American Seeds indeed does sell seeds ...


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They are beautiful! Are they all in full sun or can they take more shade?


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I've had those for years. This year not many, but not much did well this spring.


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They like the edge of a field with a tree or brush not far from shade but still sun of and on. We are having a good year for them. I will be collecting them from roadsides , I hope. I want more.


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Thank you for sharing this....love it!


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very nice!
Tally Ho!


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I've been noticing these on the side of the roads lately too.


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Thanks for the information on this beautiful Texas Native. I have an area that I have dedicated to wildflowers that I have been so happy with. At this time, I have Ratibida, bluebonnets and standing cypress growing there and I would love to add some more blue to this bed. Is this plant evergreen? Is it an early spring bloomer?
I read on another post the information on Thelesperma filifolium and I plan to also add that plant to this native area. I see that they are both available from American Native Seed.
Molly


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Mara, do you think Wildseed Farms in Fredericksburg might have seeds for these ? They're awesome! I hope you'll be able to start some for a future swap ! Put me on the list! Thanks for sharing.

patty


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How gorgeous!! I have planted some Rocket Larkspur that I was hoping might get to flowering and reseeding by the fall, but right now I just have 6" seedlings, so I'll probably have to reseed this fall. Thank you for sharing!!!


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cagoldbear, You need to plant annual larkspur in November to get them to bloom in the spring.

Linda, What color is your population? I am looking for some dark blue ones. Most that are around me are pale colors.


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Delphiniums come to our yard to die.... nice to see a native that might do otherwise.


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Mara, mine aren't any bluer than the photos above. Trouble was, the local ones were bluer, but I had brought in the white ones from Helotes also without realizing they would cross and over the years all that was left were the lighter blue ones, after I pulled up the white ones. If the drought would let up long enough, maybe I could find enough bluer ones in the wild to collect seeds from!


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Cool, That would be great if you could find some blue ones. I think I saw some on th e Southwest Parkway some years ago. I should drive down and check. I actually like these lighter ones better but it would be nice to get them both.


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We have some of those growing wild on our property but there are also so,e along Spring Branch Rd. (Not the Houston Spring Branch)


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