Delphinium brunonianum

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Delphinium brunonianum Royle

Ranunculaceae

Life form: perennial
Usage: ornamental plant

Exposure: sun   4

Moisture: moderately moist

Soil: sandy loam

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves:

Shape: palmately lobed

Division: simple

Shape: cup-shaped
Fruit: follicle

82C / 7b4c9a 

Inflorescence: raceme

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Ranunculopsida
Subclassis:
Ranunculidae
Superordo:
Ranunculanae
Ordo:
Ranunculales

Delphinium brunonianum is a perennial.

Naming

Delphinium brunonianum was described by John Forbes Royle. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Delphinium brunonianum is a species in the genus Delphinium which contains approximately 503 to 566 species and belongs to the family of the Ranunculaceae (Buttercup Family). The type species of the genus is Delphinium peregrinum.

Characteristics

Growth

The perennials reach heights of 10 to 25 centimetres.

Leaves

Delphinium brunonianum has simple leaves that are alternate. The leaves are palmately lobed, lobate and petiolate.

Flowers and Fruits

Delphinium brunonianum produces racemes of purple cup-shaped flowers from June to July.

The perennials produce follicles.

Root System

Distribution

Delphinium brunonianum is native to Central Asia, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Tibet and the Himalaya.

Cultivation

The perennials prefer a sunny situation on moderately moist soil. The substrate should be sandy loam. They tolerate temperatures down to -35°C (USDA zone 4).

Uses

The ornamental value of Delphinium brunonianum lies especially in its fragrance.

Maintenance and Propagation

Cultivars

Pests and Diseases

Literature

  • Walter Erhardt, Erich Götz, Nils Bödeker, Siegmund Seybold: Der große Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
  • Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.

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