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Delphinium consolida/Larkspur

Delphinium consolida / Delphinium consolida
Early spring flowers
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Early spring flowers

Larkspurs normally self-seed and do not have to be planted every year

Make an excellent garden cutflower

A thick planting of larkspur

In an Alabama garden in early spring

Flowering along the Gulf Coast in late March

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Scientific Name: Delphinium consolida
Common Name: Larkspur
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 1-2 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer
Flower color: Various
Fruit present: Spring
Fruit color: Brown
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Annuals for the Cool or Cold Season
Comments: This is a self-seeding annual that is quite popular in cottage gardens where it blooms for several weeks during spring. Allow seed pods to dry before cutting old foliage to insure a new population the next year. Blue flowers are n ot common in the garden. Larkspurs supplies this color for and extended period of time during the spring and summer.