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Larkspur, Annual Delphinium
Scientific Name: Consolida ajacis (L.) Schur
Synonym: Consolida ambigua, Delphinium ajacis, Delphinium ambiguum
Family: Ranunculaceae
Larkspur, Annual Delphinium (Consolida  ajacis) 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.

Propagation: Seeds

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.

Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. Illustrated flora of the northern states and Canada. Vol. 2: 94.

Blooming Habits:
This Delphinium has blue, pink or salmon flowers in spring. They make excellent cut flowers.

Fruiting Habits:

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.

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