Delphinium ajacis (Ranunculaceae)
A winter annual, native to southern Europe, it has naturalized throughout the United States. Larkspurs are distinguished by a backward projecting spur, formed by the upper petal of the flower. Tightly compact blossoms are arranged on spikes in shades of pink, white, and deep blue. Prefers full sun to partial shade in very well drained soils. CAUTION: The seeds and leaves of the Rocket Larkspur are poisonous if consumed.
Suggested Use: Mixtures, roadsides, waste areas, floral gardens.
Miscellaneous: A delightful and easy to grow garden favorite. A marvelous plant to accent any cut flower arrangement. The plants are likely to rot at the base in soils that retain excessive moisture.
Average Planting Success: 80%
Height: 3--¯6 feet
Germination: 15---30 days
Optimum Soil Temp. for Germination: 50°F--60°F
Sowing Depth: 1/8"
Blooming Period: April--September
Average Seeds Per Pound: 150,000
1 oz Covers: 272 sq.ft.
Seeding Rate: 10 lbs. per acre