Delphinium andersonii

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JuniperSky
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Delphinium andersonii

Delphinium andersonii has finally cracked through the soil. (Crook County, Oregon)

Carolyn Poff Strong
Zone 3 & 8

Mark McD
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Delphinium andersonii has finally cracked through the soil.  (Crook County, Oregon)

Carolyn Poff Strong
Zone 3 & 8

Carolyn, welcome to the NARGS Forum, glad you made the jump on over from Alpine-L. And a nice start with the delphinium species waking up, beautiful succulent red-lined leaves.  How tall does this one get for you? 

To get an idea about what to expect I looked it up on CalPhotos, looks most variable from near white to intense blues, and fairly short.
http://calphotos.berkeley.edu/cgi/img_query?where-genre=Plant&where-taxo...

You climate zone is listed as both 3 & 8, do you garden in two locations?

Mark McDonough
Massachusetts, USA, near the New Hampshire border USDA Zone 5
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Pretty little plant :) I am amazed to see all the different American Delphiniums! I want to grow more of the kind ;)

Trond
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

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Thanks, Mark.  I have heard that delphiniums can be hard to ID, but since D. andersonii is the only one in this area ID'd in the plant atlas, I believe it is that.  I would say it's about 18" at most. We have mostly deep blues, some shades into purple and a couple of whites.  This is on our 60 acres in the middle of Oregon where I am at quite a bit. (Zone 3, at 4,000') I am moving rocks around on our hill for a dryland garden, but most the 'garden' is natural. 

In Portland, (Zone 8-ish) I have a few troughs & raised beds. At my work location, I have use of the university's neglected rockery where I have some lewisia, penstemons, and other things. 

Carolyn Poff Strong

Carolyn Poff Strong
Zone 8 & 3

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Great looking emerging leaves!
Those early spring beginnings, or bits of fresh looking overwintered seedlings etc, are among the most exciting plant spottings of the year :)
At least here, where even seeing bare ground (not yet!) is a thrill, and probably in dry interior Oregon too! I imagine Portland to have a much less spartan winter....

west central alberta, canada; just under 1000m; record temps:min -45C/-49F;max 34C/93F; http://picasaweb.google.ca/cactuscactus  http://urbanehillbillycanada.blogspot.com/

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