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Delphinium semibarbatum - Bien. ex Boiss.
                 
Common Name Zalil
Family Ranunculaceae
USDA hardiness 5-9
Known Hazards All parts of the plant are toxic[65, 172]. The plant is most toxic when it is young[200].
Habitats Not known
Range W. Asia - Afghanistan and Iran.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Fully Hardy Moist Soil Full sun

Summary

Delphinium semibarbatum Zalil


Delphinium semibarbatum Zalil
   
Physical Characteristics
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Delphinium semibarbatum is a PERENNIAL growing to 0.5 m (1ft 8in) by 0.3 m (1ft).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 6. It is in flower from May to July, and the seeds ripen from Jul to August. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have 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 moist soil.

Synonyms
D. zalil. Aitch.&Hemsl.

Habitats
 Cultivated Beds;
Edible Uses
None known
Medicinal Uses


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Anodyne;  Detergent;  Diuretic;  Poultice.

The plant is considered to be anodyne, detergent and diuretic[240]. It is used in the treatment of jaundice, dropsy and troubles of the spleen[240]. It is used externally as a poultice for swellings[240].
Other Uses
None known
Cultivation details
Prefers a rich well-drained soil that stays moist in the summer[111, 187]. Dislikes water-logged soils[200], it is liable to die out in heavy soils over winter[111]. Requires an open sunny position[188]. This species is not reliably hardy in cool temperate zones[200]. A greedy plant, inhibiting the growth of nearby plants, especially legumes[54].
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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Conservation Status
IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :
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Bien. ex Boiss.
Botanical References
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Readers comment
 
Elizabeth H.
Laurie Hodges Sat Feb 17 2007
Seed avialable as of 2007 from Benary Seed Co. www.benary.com.
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