The official birth flower for July is the Delphinium, an easily recognizable flower for its towers of numerous blooms. It is usually known for its blue flowers, but it can also have other colors. No matter what type of Delphinium you get, this luxurious stalk of ruffled petals adds drama and beauty to a bouquet.
Delphiniums are also known as the “Larkspur” flower, a name coined by England’s Tudors because the flowers are shaped like a lark’s claw. Today, the most popular species of Delphiniums are the Tall, California, and Royal Larkspurs. You can find this flower in abundance in the summer when they are in season. Since they are July’s official birth flower, it’s an easy gift choice if you have a special July celebration coming up.
Arrangements with Delphinium have that extra touch of bright summer color and soft texture that enhance bouquets. Whether you need a beautiful arrangement to admire at home or want to give the perfect summer gift, our curated selection of Larkspur arrangements will delight your recipient. This complete guide to Delphiniums will help you understand its meaning and show you some favorite picks for gift giving.
Delphiniums are known for their unique shape that looks like lark claws or a dolphin in motion. Its flowers each have five sepals that look like petals that go around a hollow pocket with a spur on its end. The Larkspur's stalk can be up to 6 feet tall and is loaded with beautiful flowers from the midpoint and upwards. They are typically found in blue but they also come in pink, white, lavender, red, yellow, and light blue. Some variations have double blooms.
Larkspurs are known as being difficult to grow, which makes a curated floral arrangement with this bloom all the sweeter. They thrive in sunny areas with consistently moist soil. Experienced gardeners know how to keep conditions right for this fussy flower with the right amount of mulch and by using neutral to slightly alkaline soil.
The Delphinium's meaning is vast and depends on the color of its flower. Overall, the plant symbolizes cheerfulness and encouragement. July’s birth flower contains no negative meanings and is always associated with positivity. Here are the specific meanings for different colors of Delphinium:
The presence of Larkspur in a bouquet universally communicates well wishes and good vibes. It’s the ultimate all-occasion flower that works well for anniversaries, birthdays, and just-because moments. Whenever you’re in doubt of a flower to add to a bouquet, consider the delphinium.
Giving a gift with this flower is even more fun when you know some of its history. Here are some fun facts about the Larkspur, one of the most interesting flowers in the world.
Since it's easy to use Delphiniums in almost any arrangement, it often makes an appearance in our favorite floral gifts. These are just a couple of crowd-pleasers with the Larkspur flower:
A bouquet of delphiniums is full of good vibes, so adding a gift with this bloom is sure to brighten someone’s day. Let your message of care and joy reach someone special today when you order a flower delivery on the same day, next day, or within the next two weeks. For any occasion, our curated collection of floral arrangements is prepared to help you give the perfect gift.