Rocket Larkspur, also known as Wild Delphinium, is famous in the dried flower trade and adds bright color to gardens and meadows.
- Blue and pink spires
- Grows up to 1.2m (4′) tall
- Attracts pollinators
Delphinium consolida. Rocket Larkspur is extremely easy to grow and can be planted in almost any location, including partial shade. Plant extra for cut flower bouquets.
Stunning spires in shades of purple and blue grow up to 1.2m (4’) tall, attracting wild and domestic pollinators.
TIMING: Sow 8-10 weeks indoors before planting out. Or simply direct sow in early spring, when a light frost is still possible, or early autumn. Seeds take 14-28 days to sprout.
STARTING: Just cover the tiny seeds. If starting indoors, vernalize seeds by planting them in trays in a sterilized seed starting mix. Place these inside plastic bags and refrigerate for 2 weeks. Then place them in total darkness and maintain a soil temperature of 10-12°C (50-55°) until sprouted. Once sprouts appear, place them below bright light. Space or thin to 30-45cm (12-18″) between plants.
EXPOSURE: Grow in sun or part-shade, but keep the soil relatively moist.
CAUTION: All parts of this flowering plant are poisonous, including the seeds. Exercise extreme caution around children and pets. The purchaser assumes all liabilities relating to the use of this product.