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Dwarf Larkspur

 

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Dwarf Larkspur is a gorgeous native wildflower, with uniquely-shaped, deep-purple blooms. A shorter variety that's perfect for border edges or small-space gardens, Dwarf Larkspur comes into bloom in early to mid spring. Although it draws in a myriad of insects, this plant has a special relationship to both hummingbirds and queen bumblebees, who serve as its only two effective pollinators. (Delphinium tricorne)

Zones 4 - 8
Advantages
Attract Butterflies
Attract Butterflies
Attract Hummingbirds
Attract Hummingbirds
Bee Friendly
Bee Friendly
Cut Flowers
Cut Flowers
Native
Native
Light Requirements
Half Sun / Half Shade
Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Plant Size 18-24" tall, 12-18" wide
Bloom Time Early to mid spring
Size Bag of 3
SKU 5FDEL3

Plant Information

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
5FDEL3 (Bag of 3)
5DEL3 (Bag of 3) - Out of stock.
Common Name Dwarf Larkspur
Botanical Name Delphinium tricorne
Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color Purple
Flower Size 3-8" flowers
Mature Height 18-24" tall
Estimated Mature Spread 12-18" wide
Growth Rate Medium
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
Foliage Color Green
Foliage Green basal, palmate leaves that are divided into segments.
Planting Time Fall
Soil Type Loamy Soil, Moist/Wet Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Moist/Wet, Well Draining
Advantages Attract Butterflies, Attract Hummingbirds, Bee Friendly, Cut Flowers, Native
Poisonous or Toxic to Animals All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested.
Ideal Region Northeast, Southeast, Midwest
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

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American MeadowsDwarf Larkspur
 
2.2

(based on 9 reviews)

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50%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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Best Uses

  • Garden (4)
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    • Personal (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (3)

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

lovely

By 

from Myrtle Beach, SC

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Pros

  • Attractive
  • Hardy
  • Healthy

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Garden
    • Outdoors

    Comments about American Meadows Dwarf Larkspur:

    It's planted in a woodland lightly shaded area! Very lovely! So sweet!

    • Primary use:
    • Personal

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Didn't live.

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    from Winchester, OH

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      Cons

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        • Garden

        Comments about American Meadows Dwarf Larkspur:

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

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        • Personal

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        DOA

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        from CO

        About Me Master Gardener

        Pros

          Cons

          • Dead

          Best Uses

          • Garden

          Comments about American Meadows Dwarf Larkspur:

          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 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          It Disappeared

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          from Shingle Springs, CA

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          Comments about American Meadows Dwarf Larkspur:

          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

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Growing Great

          By 

          from Longview, TX Zone 8

          About Me Getting Started

          Pros

          • Hardy
          • Healthy

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Garden
            • Outdoors
            • Patio

            Comments about American Meadows Dwarf Larkspur:

            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 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            Larkspur/Wild Delphinium

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            from Kansas City, MO

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            Comments about American Meadows Dwarf Larkspur:

            Spiritual Plant

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            • No

            (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            PLANT CAME NICE PACKAGED

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            from RUMSON NJ

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            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 Dwarf Larkspur:

              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 Dwarf Larkspur:

              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

              (10 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              no shows

              By 

              from Stone Ridge, NY

              Comments about American Meadows Dwarf Larkspur:

              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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              USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

              To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

              • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
              • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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