« Back to main plant list

Barestem Larkspur

Delphinium scaposum

Details & Attributes

Plant Type(s) Perennial
Native to Arizona Yes!
Water Needs Low
Sun Full sun
Pollinators Bees, butterflies
Has Spines No
In relative feet, width by height
1-2' × 6"
Freeze Tolerant Yes
Flowering Season March-June
Flower Color Blue and white
Minimum Temperature Range -20 °F
Leaf Description Mostly leafless with a few lobed basal (base) leaves
Fruit Brown seeds
View on SEINet View SEINet Entry
Range Map View SEINet Range Map
Elevation Range 1500-8500 ft.
Description An unfortunately uncommon plant in the nursery trade, this widespread perennial wildflower is appropriate for gardens across much of the state. Delphinium throws up its mostly leafless stems in the springtime and then reveal gorgeous blue and white flowers with blue spurs. This plant is able to grow in hot, well draining locations in habitats ranging from desert scrub to oak woodland and riparian canyons.