Most people associate delphiniums with blue flowers, but colors also include white and shades of red, pink, lavender, and purple. Leaves are lobed or fanlike, variously cut and divided. Taller hybrids offer rich colors in elegant spires. All kinds are effective in borders and make good cut flowers; lower-growing kinds serve well as container plants.
Blossoms attract birds.
Native to California coastal mountains. Grows to 3–6 ft. tall and 2 ft. wide, with erect stems growing from deep, thick, woody roots. Leaves have deep, narrow lobes. Flowers are 1 in. across, with scarlet calyx and spur and scarlet-tipped yellow petals. Sow seeds early for first-year bloom.
Native to the foothills of California (from Santa Clara to San Diego) and to the desert mountain slope...
Like some sages, these reach 6 ft. tall and nearly as wide, with a rustic native look; once establishe...
Native to Santa Cruz and Santa Rosa islands off the coast of Southern California. Rounded or spreading...