A classic choice for height and color in cottage gardens, rocket larkspur (Consolida ajacis [formerly C. ambigua]) also works well as a cut flower. This mix produces both purple-blue and pink flowers in early to midsummer on stems that generally reach 2 to 3 feet tall (even 4 to 5 feet in rich, moist soil). There’s nothing rare or uncommon about larkspur, but it’s lovely to have around and I wouldn’t want to be without it. Once you get it started, let it go to seed and it will self-sow for color in years to come. Full sun. Annual (best in the northern half of the country, usually; heat and humidity will cut short the bloom season).
Collected in mid to late July 2022. At least 40 seeds.
Please read the germination information as well before ordering.
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