The tall spikes of striking cobalt blue, pink and white spurred flowers will brighten gardens and meadows in the mid to late summer adding color and texture. These naturalized annuals are vigorous growers with prolific blooms towering over feathery foliage. Thrash the seed pods of Rocket Larkspur also known, as wild Delphinium, to scatter the seed on the ground for new plants the following season. The seeds will lay dormant until temperatures and moisture are enough for germination. Plant extra as they make great cut flower bouquets! These prefer above average moisture and well-drained soils. Rocket Larkspur is extremely easy to grow and can be planted in almost any spot. Remember, the seeds and plants are poisonous so do not consume them. But that is what makes them deer resistant!
For the best germination of larkspur seeds, place them on a damp paper towel in a sealed plastic bag and place in the refrigerator for 1 – 2 weeks. Then directly sow the Larkspur seeds outdoors in prepared soil, keeping the seeds moist until germination. Cutting the plants back hard after blooms are spent will encourage a second bloom later in the season.
Rate: 1 oz./150 sq.ft.
Bloom time: June – July
Pkt. weight: 1 gm. (approx. 300 seeds)