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Delphinium tricorne

Native Plants

Dwarf Larkspur

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Summary

Drifts of iridescent purple, white and occasionally bi-colored floral bouquets of dwarf larkspur create a spectacular display in the spring woodland garden. Their distinctive ascending spurred flowers can reach 12-18” tall. Dwarf larkspur is a multi-stemmed, herbaceous species well adapted to moist, well-drained, slightly alkaline soils in the filtered light of the shady garden where it happily spreads. Under ideal conditions, it naturalizes well in plantings with Claytonia virginica, Polemonium reptans, Stylophorum diphyllum, Hydrophyllum virginianum, Trillium grandiflorum, and Polystichum acrostichoides.


More Details

  • Plant Type
    perennial 
  • Sun/Shade Conditions
    filtered-shade, partial-shade 
  • Foliage Character
    deciduous 
  • Soil Moisture
    average, moist 
  • Flowering Period
    mid-spring
  • Soil PH
    alkaline 
  • Flower Color
    lavender, purple, white 
  • Summer Foliage Color
    green 
  • Fall Foliage Color
    dormant, yellow 
  • Fruit/Seed Color
    brown