Larkspur, Annual Delphinium
Scientific Name: Consolida ajacis (L.) Schur
Synonym: Delphinium ajacis, Delphinium ambiguum, Consolida ambigua
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Recommended Temperature Zone:|
sunset: All zones
Sun Exposure: Full sun to light shade
Origin: Southern Europe
Growth Habits: Annual, up to 4 feet tall (1.2 m)
Watering Needs: Regular water, keep soil moist while growing.
While growing up, I had a large flower bed with pink and blue delphiniums self seeding, and coming back every year, and one of my earlier remembrance as a kid is collecting the seeds out of the pods, to try to establish them in other parts of the garden.
This Delphinium has blue, pink or salmon flowers in spring. They make excellent cut flowers.
Sow in the fall in Phoenix and other mild climates. Germination can take up to 4 weeks. Thin out 8 to 12 inches apart. Protect from slugs.