Larkspur, which is sometimes called a knight’s spur, grows up to a metre tall. The delphinium-like flower is irregularly shaped with single or double petals. The flowers bloom in a loose vertical grouping evenly spaced around the long stem.
Larkspur is a complex flower consisting of both petals and sepals. Blue is the favoured colour, but it also grows pink, salmon, rose, lavender, purple, and white flowers. They are good cut flowers and can be dried for winter bouquets. It has grey-green foliage and spikes.
Two species of larkspur, Baker’s Larkspur (Delphinium bakeri) and Yellow Larkspur (D. luteum) which are native to some areas of California are endangered species.