Delphinium requienii (Larkspur)
The Delphinium Requienii or larkspur was given to us by a lovely local lady and we have propagated from her stock.
- Hardy in mild winters
- Native to Corsica
- Can get to 5-6 feet.
- Loved by bees
This delphinium is a biennial and originates from the Isles d’Hyeres (S. France), Corsica and possibly Sardinia. It would be rather surprising if a species from these locations was completely hardy. In our experience over the last twenty years, small seedlings do survive most winters in Britain and then provide an interesting flower display the following summer. The plants are prolific seed producers and hundreds of self-sown seedlings, as seen in the picture, ensured that this delphinium could be found somewhere in our garden almost every year.
Please note that all Delphiniums are toxic to humans and livestock if eaten.