Delphinium cardinale
"Scarlet Larkspur"

Delphinium cardinale Scarlet Larkspur 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 producing innumerable upright, airy flower spikes. 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.


Sun (coast)
Pt. Shade (inland)

Avg./No Summer water

CA Native Perennial
USDA zones 7-10