Larkspur
Larkspur
Larkspur

Larkspur

Consolida ambigua

General Information

  • Full Sun
  • Part Sun/Shade
  • Low Water Requirement
  • Very Low Maintenance
  • Attracts Birds
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Flowers
  • Deer Resistant

Common Names

Rocket, Bunny-faced Larkspur

Plant Description

Sun. A cool-season annual, blooming in April, with delicate, deeply lobed leaves and pink, white, and blue flowers; watch for the bunny-faced variety. It reseeds freely and grows swiftly in the winter garden providing an explosion of color around Easter. By May it is usually spent. Invasive, but a classic old-fashioned garden plant. Don't use it if you're trying to grow native wildflowers, it can quickly overwhelm them.

Plant Details

  • plant type: Annuals
  • origins: Asia

Features

coupon eligible: No

watersaver: Yes

flower color: White, Blue, Pink

freeze hardy: No

wildlife: Birds, Butterflies

sunlight requirements: Full Sun, Part Sun/Shade

soil types: Clay

invasive: Yes

Maintenance

Grows very quickly in the winter garden and self-sows freely, so expect some effort to contain it and clean it up after it goes to seed in May.

Explore More

  • Perennials

    Perennials

    For colors that pop and a garden that lights up year after year, perennials are the answer.

  • Plants for Hummingbirds

    Plants for Hummingbirds

    Turn your yard into a haven for hummers.

  • Low Maintenance

    Low Maintenance

    No drama. No fuss. And they come with an easy-to-read scale of zero to 10.