Delphinium cardinale
"Scarlet Larkspur"

Spectacular in its vivid red grandeur, this tuberous rooted Delphinium is a boon to Summer dry gardens. To 3-4’ tall, it’s been known to reach a majestic 6’ when happy. Hummers and bumblebees go nuts for 1.5” intense red, long-spurred “elf hat” flowers during Spring and early Summer. Native to our coast and foothills from Monterey South, this heat lover needs a dormant, little to no-water period in Summer to return next season. Self-sows.


Coastal Sun/
Part shade inland

Low-Avg. Water/
No Summer water

USDA zones 7-10