Rocket Larkspur - 30 seeds

Rocket Larkspur - 30 seeds


Delphinium ajacis - Species Origin: Southern Europe


USDA Zones: 1 - 12

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Sowing: Direct sow 1/8" deep in deeply worked, rich soil. In warm regions the seed can be planted in fall for earlier bloom, while early spring planting is a better time for areas with cold winters. To start the seed indoors, sow 1/8" deep in a flat kept evenly moist and at a temperature of 60 degrees F. This seed germinates rather slowly, but should sprout within 20-30 days. Transplant the seedlings when there is no chance of frost.

Growing: Water the plants regularly, keeping the soil consistently moist. Avoid overwatering, since excess moisture may cause root rot. This plant tolerates sandy or clay soils. The plants should bloom in their first season if started early; otherwise, they will begin blooming in the following summer. After the first crop of blossoms fade the plant may be pruned for new growth and a possible second blooming. These plants will self-seed in good growing conditions. Cut the plant several inches above ground level after the first hard frost. This plant attracts hummingbirds, bees, and butterflies.