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.Delphinium nudicaule
Native of Northern Californiaand southwestern Oregon. Slender plant to 1–3 ft. tall and less than a foot wide. Long-stalked, mostly basal leaves are broadly divided. Sparse show of long-spurred red flowers. Sun orpart shade; best in woodlandsituations.
Probably the most recognizable blue-flowered groundcover in its range, Lithodora forms a pros...
Native of Northern Californiaand southwestern Oregon. Slender plant to 1–3 ft. tall and less than a fo...
Native to coastal California, southwest Oregon. Grows 2 ft. tall with 1 1/2-inch leaflets; 1/8-inch wh...