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Consolida ajacis

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Feathery, almost fern-like leaves are mid- to dark green. In summer, larkspur bears delphinium-like open to densely packed spikes to 24 inches tall of pink, white, or violet-blue double flowers.

Noteworthy CharacteristicsThis cold-tolerant true annual can be seeded in the fall where marginally hardy, with protection. Seeds are poisonous. Flowers may be dried for arrangements.

CareGrow in fertile, well-drained soil. Water freely in dry spells. May need support. Deadheading prolongs flowering.

PropagationSow in situ in early spring to early summer, or in autumn.

ProblemsSlugs, snails, powdery mildew, and crown rot.

  • Genus : Consolida
  • Plant Height : 1 to 3 feet
  • Plant Width : 6 to 12 inches
  • Plant Type : Annuals
  • Bloom Time : Early Summer, Late Summer, Summer
  • Light : Full Sun
  • Moisture : Medium Moisture
  • Maintenance : Moderate
  • Flower Color : Pink, White
  • Characteristics : Self Seeds
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Summer Interest

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