Larkspur or Wild Delphinium

Purple Larkspur or Wild Delphinium, Delphinium tricorne, Larkspur or Wild Delphinium

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This Wild Larkspur’s gorgeous, deep purple blooms are uniquely-shaped and will make a stunning statement in the garden. It is a shorter variety, making it perfect for a border or small-space garden. (Delphinium tricorne)

Zones 4 - 8
Advantages
Cut Flowers
Cut Flowers
Light Requirements
Half Sun / Half Shade
Half Sun / Half Shade
Full Shade
Full Shade
Mature Plant Size 12-18" tall, 12-18" wide
Bloom Time Early to mid spring
SKU 5FDEL3
With all the glamour of tall garden delphiniums, this shorter Wild Larkspur requires no special care and is a real beauty in the wildflower garden. Only growing to 18”, it will create a stunning look in a border or container garden. Wild Larkspur is a favorite for wildflower gardens and is extremely easy to grow.
Associated SKUs
5DELG
5DEL3 (Bag of 3) - Out of stock.
5FDEL3 (Bag of 3)
Common Name Larkspur or Wild Delphinium
Botanical Name Delphinium tricorne
Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements Half Sun / Half Shade, Full Shade
Flower Color Purple
Mature Height 12-18" tall
Estimated Mature Spread 12-18" wide
Bloom Time Early to mid spring
Planting Depth Plant so that the top of the root is 1" below the soil line.
Ships As Bare Root
Planting Time Fall
Soil Type Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Drought/Dry Soil
Soil Moisture Dry, Well Draining
Advantages Cut Flowers
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

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American MeadowsLarkspur or Wild Delphinium
 
1.9

(based on 8 reviews)

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    • Was this a gift?:
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1.0

Didn't live.

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from Winchester, OH

About Me Master Gardener

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    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Garden

      Comments about American Meadows Larkspur or Wild Delphinium:

      The larkspur came up this Spring (two shoots), but did not survive.

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      • Personal
       
      1.0

      DOA

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      from CO

      About Me Master Gardener

      Pros

        Cons

        • Dead

        Best Uses

        • Garden

        Comments about American Meadows Larkspur or Wild Delphinium:

        There were no bulbs in the package. Called to replace, and the replacement also had no live bulbs. Totally unacceptable poor quality.

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        • Personal
         
        1.0

        It Disappeared

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        from Shingle Springs, CA

        About Me Avid Gardener

        Verified Reviewer

        Comments about American Meadows Larkspur or Wild Delphinium:

        The roots all leafed out very nicely, then they all disappeared by June. I don't know if they'll return next year or not.

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        • Personal
         
        4.0

        Growing Great

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        from Longview, TX Zone 8

        About Me Getting Started

        Pros

        • Hardy
        • Healthy

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Garden
          • Outdoors
          • Patio

          Comments about American Meadows Larkspur or Wild Delphinium:

          I received my root stock and I was a little worried that they would grow. So far everything is looking good. Sturdy stock with pretty green foliage. I will update later on the progression of my Larkspur.

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          • Personal

          (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Larkspur/Wild Delphinium

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          from Kansas City, MO

          Verified Reviewer

          Comments about American Meadows Larkspur or Wild Delphinium:

          Spiritual Plant

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          PLANT CAME NICE PACKAGED

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          from RUMSON NJ

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • I Kept Them In Doors
          • Nice Hardy Baby Plant
          • Planted Them Outside
          • They Grew Nicely

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • The Baby Plant Is In Gard
            • We Shall See How It Does

            Comments about American Meadows Larkspur or Wild Delphinium:

            I ALWAYS LIKE THE PLANTS I GET FROM YOU. THEY ALL DO MUCH BETTER THE SECOND YEAR IN THE GROUND I ONLY BUY PERENIALS. SO FAR I HAVE ORDERED TWO YEARS IN A ROW.

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            • No

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            No growth or bloom to date!

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            from Almaden Valley, San Jose, CA

            Comments about American Meadows Larkspur or Wild Delphinium:

            I'm still waiting for some growth to appear on the Larkspur or wild Delphinium. I will wait to recommend until some life appears.

            I always buy and recomend American Meadows because they always stand behind their plants. This years Dahlias have turned out to be great and well worth the wait!

            Great job and outstand customer service!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            no shows

            By 

            from Stone Ridge, NY

            Comments about American Meadows Larkspur or Wild Delphinium:

            I have been happy with many of my purchases from American Meadows so it is a pity you asked me to review this particular one. Root stock was tiny and I was not surprised not one grew.

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