Create Your Garden

Delphinium ‘Highlander Blueberry Pie’ (Candle Larkspur)

Delphinium elatum 'Highlander Blueberry Pie', Highlander Series

Delphinium Highlander Blueberry Pie, Delphinium Elatum 'Highlander Blueberry Pie', Highlander Series, Lavender Delphinium, Lavender flowers, Purple Delphinium, Purple flowers

Bold and vigorous, Delphinium ‘Highlander Blueberry Pie’ is a mid-sized herbaceous perennial with sturdy flower spikes, densely packed with double, frilled, deep lilac flowers (up to 45 petals each!), adorned with green centers and blue tints to the rear petals. Since the blossoms are sterile, they last longer than those of normal Delphiniums. Blooming for weeks from early to mid-summer, it adds height and majesty to the garden and draws attention from quite a distance. A ravishing Delphinium for the middle or front of the perennial garden. Makes a wonderful cut flower too!

  • Grows up to 30-40 in. tall (75-100 cm) and 16-20 in. wide (40-50 cm).
  • Performs best in full sun in fertile, medium moisture, well-drained soils. Provide a sheltered location to protect your plants from strong winds.
  • Attractive to hummingbirds and butterflies, but ignored by deer and rabbits!
  • A welcomed addition to beds and borders, cottage gardens. For the best visual impact, plant your Delphiniums in groups. Excellent as cut flowers, they deserve a spot in your cutting garden.
  • Removing spent flower spikes will promote another round of blooms in late summer or fall.
  • All parts of the plant may cause severe discomfort if ingested.
  • Toxic to dogs, toxic to cats, toxic to horses. Poisoning is rare in humans, however, seeds and plants if ingested can lead to severe illness, paralysis, and even death.

 

Delphinium (Larkspur): Plant Care and Growing Guide


Adding splendor and architectural height to borders, Delphiniums are elegant and stately perennials, biennials or annuals, which form incredibly eye-catching flower spikes in summer.

Requirements

Hardiness 3 - 7
Heat Zones 3 - 7
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, A1, A2, A3
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Ranunculaceae
Genus Delphinium
Common names Delphinium, Larkspur
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early, Mid)
Height 2' - 4'
(60cm - 120cm)
Spread 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spacing 16" - 20"
(40cm - 50cm)
Maintenance Average
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Rabbit
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds And Borders
Garden Styles Cutting Garden, Informal and Cottage
How Many Plants
Do I Need?
Explore Great Plant Combination Ideas
Delphinium (Larkspur)
Not sure which Delphinium (Larkspur) to pick?
Compare Now

Alternative Plants to Consider

Delphinium New Zealand ‘Stars’ (Candle Larkspur)
Delphinium New Zealand ‘Mini Stars’ (Candle Larkspur)
Delphinium ‘Red Lark’ (Candle Larkspur)
Delphinium tricorne (Dwarf Larkspur)
Delphinium Astolat Group (Candle Larkspur)
Delphinium elatum ‘Million Dollar Sky’ (Candle Larkspur)

Recommended Companion Plants

Clematis ‘Henryi’ (Early Large-Flowered Clematis)
Gypsophila paniculata (Baby’s Breath)
Echinacea (Coneflower)
Campanula persicifolia (Peach-Leaved Bellflower)

Find In One of Our Guides or Gardens

Delphinium – What Is Wrong With My Plant?
Delphinium – Pests and Diseases to Watch Out For
Delphinium
July Birth Flower: What is my Birth Flower?
Delphinium (Larkspur): Plant Care and Growing Guide
While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.
Buy Plants

Requirements

Hardiness 3 - 7
Heat Zones 3 - 7
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, A1, A2, A3
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Ranunculaceae
Genus Delphinium
Common names Delphinium, Larkspur
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early, Mid)
Height 2' - 4'
(60cm - 120cm)
Spread 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spacing 16" - 20"
(40cm - 50cm)
Maintenance Average
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Rabbit
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds And Borders
Garden Styles Cutting Garden, Informal and Cottage
How Many Plants
Do I Need?
Explore Great Plant Combination Ideas
Delphinium (Larkspur)
Not sure which Delphinium (Larkspur) to pick?
Compare Now

Gardening Ideas

Plant Calculator

How many Delphinium ‘Highlander Blueberry Pie’ (Candle Larkspur) do I need for my garden?

Input your garden space dimensions

Your Shopping List

Plant Quantity
Delphinium ‘Highlander Blueberry Pie’ (Candle Larkspur) N/A Buy Plants

Please Login to Proceed

You Have Reached The Free Limit, Please Subscribe to Proceed

Subscribe to Gardenia

To create additional collections, you must be a paid member of Gardenia
  • Add as many plants as you wish
  • Create and save up to 25 garden collections
Become a Member

Plant Added Successfully

You have Reached Your Limit

To add more plants, you must be a paid member of our site Become a Member

Update Your Credit
Card Information

Cancel

Create a New Collection

Sign Up to Our Newsletter

    You have been subscribed successfully

    Join Gardenia.net

    Create a membership account to save your garden designs and to view them on any device.

    Becoming a contributing member of Gardenia is easy and can be done in just a few minutes. If you provide us with your name, email address and the payment of a modest $25 annual membership fee, you will become a full member, enabling you to design and save up to 25 of your garden design ideas.

    Join now and start creating your dream garden!

    Join Gardenia.net

    Create a membership account to save your garden designs and to view them on any device.

    Becoming a contributing member of Gardenia is easy and can be done in just a few minutes. If you provide us with your name, email address and the payment of a modest $25 annual membership fee, you will become a full member, enabling you to design and save up to 25 of your garden design ideas.

    Join now and start creating your dream garden!

    Find your Hardiness Zone

    Find your Heat Zone

    Find your Climate Zone