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MORE ABOUT DELPHINIUM
What does delphinium mean?
A delphinium is a tall plant with blue, purple, pink, or white flowers. The flower itself is also commonly called a delphinium.
The plural is delphiniums or delphinia.
The genus Delphinium includes more than 300 species, and any of these can be referred to as a delphinium. Another name for the delphinium is larkspur (though not all flowers referred to as larkspurs are in the genus Delphinium). Delphiniums are part of the family Ranunculaceae.
Example: I planted delphiniums behind the rose bush to give it a nice backdrop.
Where does delphinium come from?
The first records of the word delphinium in English come from the mid-1600s. It comes from the Greek delphī́nion, a derivative of delphī́s, meaning “dolphin.” Its name comes from the shape of the flower’s nectary (the part that nectar comes out of), which resembles a dolphin.
Delphiniums are often planted in gardens for their height and the beauty of their flowers. They typically bloom from late spring to early summer. However, they have a reputation for being difficult to maintain, especially in hot, dry weather.
All species of delphinium are highly toxic to both humans and animals if ingested.
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What are some other forms related to delphinium?
- delphiniums (plural)
- delphinia (plural)
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How is delphinium used in real life?
Delphiniums are popular in gardens and in bouquets. The blue variety is especially popular.
Probably a coincidence but April 19 (comeback day) and May 21 (Aron's birthday) share the same birth flower, larkspur/delphinium 🥺 (in Korea, each day gets a specific flower)
— Jee😊 (@jeeelim5) March 23, 2021
Spring wedding from last year. A dear bride, whom l have known since she was a little girl. Natural peony and baby blue delphinium bouquet. pic.twitter.com/jh2gG6e0O8
— Shirley's Designs (@ShirlsDesigns) April 11, 2017
We don't grow many Delphinium in our garden (bit too dry and windy for them) but we do love this one 'Sweet Sensation', part of the Highlander series. It's been in for about 5 years now & looks great in May/June (depending on the season) & again on a second flush in late summer pic.twitter.com/HsMWkkNRLy
— Ian and Teresa Moss (@IanTeresaMoss) May 21, 2020
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Delphiniums are poisonous if eaten.
How to use delphinium in a sentence
On either side of the Delphinium have clumps of about a dozen Lilium candidum, which bloom at the same time.
Good-sized roots of the Delphinium formosum, lovely dark blue, are a dollar and twenty-five cents a dozen.
There is a horrid small white worm which attacks the roots of the Delphinium, and gives no sign until you see the plant dying.
As I have said before, the Delphinium blossoms at the same time as Lilium candidum, and should be planted near by.
As the lilies faded and the delphinium grew old and went to seed, the old stalks were cut away.