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Delphinium purpusii - Kern County Larkspur, Rose Flowered Larkspur

Delphinium purpusii is a pink flowered larkspur. It goes by the common names of Kern County Larkspur or Rose Flowered Larkspur. Delphinium purpusii is a local endemic to the Kern and Tulare Counties growing in the Sierra foothills on the Central Valley side. Delphinium purpusii grows is loose scree and on cliff faces. Delphinium purpusii is a perennial and is periodically found in the nursery trade. Delphinium purpusii grows to about 2 feet tall and wide. The lobed foliage is at the base of the plant and the Spring flowers come in clusters at the tips of the stems. Delphinium purpusii is poisonous and the deer generally won't eat them. Full sun and good drainage are a must. Delphinium purpusii is pollinated by bumble bees and hummingbirds

Delphinium purpusii, Kern County Larkspur, Rose Flowered Larkspur

Pink flowers of Delphinium purpusii - Kern County Larkspur, Rose Flowered Larkspur. High resolution photos are part of our garden image collection.