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San Bernardino Larkspur
Delphinium parryi
About San Bernardino Larkspur (Delphinium parryi) 2 Nurseries Carry This Plant Delphinium parryi is a species of larkspur known by the common names San Bernardino larkspur and Parry's larkspur. It is native to Baja California and California from the San Francisco Bay Area south. This wildflower may approach a meter in maximum height. It has fuzzy stems and fuzzy, deeply lobed leaves. The flower cluster holds a few to over 60 flowers on long pedicels. The sepals and petals are deep purple to light blue, with the upper petals often white. The spur may be over two centimeters long.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Perennial herb

2 - 4 ft tall

Flower Color
Flower Color
Blue, White, Purple

Wildlife Supported

Butterflies & moths hosted ( 5 likely * ) SHOW ALL

Landscaping Information
Full Sun, Part Shade


Ease of Care
Ease of Care
Moderately Easy

Common uses
Common uses
Hummingbird Gardens, Bee Gardens

For propagating by seed: No treatment.

Natural Setting
Annual Precipitation: 5.6" - 49.7", Summer Precipitation: 0.13" - 3.09", Coldest Month: 27.0" - 57.7", Hottest Month: 52.8" - 86.2", Humidity: 0.41" - 37.09", Elevation: -3814" - 10752"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Parry's Larkspur

Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora

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