Native Plant Database

Callicarpa americana. Photo: Mervin Wallace

Tall Larkspur

Delphinium exaltatum
Plant Type: Herbaceous Perennials
Native Environment: Savanna / Woodland
Season of Interest:
Main Color: Blue, Purple
Fall Color:
Hardy From Zone:
Hardy To Zone:
Sun Exposure 
Full Sun
Soil
Moisture
Dry, Moderate
Nature Attracting
Wildlife Benefit
Butterfly / Moth Nectar
Animal
Resistance
Size

Height:

36 to
48
inches

Spread:

18 to
24
inches
Size
Height: 36 to
48
inches
Spread: 18 to
24
inches
Size
Height: 36 to
48
inches
Spread: 18 to
24
inches
Typical Landscape Use
Grow in the perennial boreder, native plant garden, cut flower garden or wildflower meadow. Makes an excellent focal point.
Establishment and Care Instructions
Grow in full to medium sun in well-drained soil. Overly rich soil may cause plants to rot.
Special Features
Special Usage
Fresh Cut Flower
Basic Description

Stately spikes of purplish blue flowers on tall stems bloom in July and August. This first-rate plant brings real grace to any landscape. Handsome shallowly cut foliage forms a nice mound. Butterflies, bees and other pollinators visit the flowers. Excellent cut flower.

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