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Name: Chantell
Middle of Virginia (Zone 7a)

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Chantell
May 19, 2016 1:36 PM CST
I was told that the plant I was asking about in the gardens was Consolida ambigua 'Rocket Larkspur' while attending their plant sale last weekend. What do you all think?
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Name: Lauri
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lauribob
May 19, 2016 2:17 PM CST
Looks more like a nigella to me.
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Name: Chantell
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Chantell
May 19, 2016 2:23 PM CST
The tallest of these were easily 4 foot if that helps at all and was growing in full sun.
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Name: Taqiyyah
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lovesblooms
May 19, 2016 2:26 PM CST
It looks a lot like the larkspur I just saw in my garden--but 4 feet is very tall for that! Some kind larkspur, though, I'm sure.
Name: Leslieray Hurlburt
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HamiltonSquare
May 19, 2016 3:11 PM CST
I agree with Lauri.
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lovesblooms
May 19, 2016 3:21 PM CST
Very distinctive bud! Never thought either of these could get that tall!
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HamiltonSquare
May 19, 2016 3:35 PM CST
The second and third photo is Larkspur. Consolida ambigua is now a synonym for C. ajacis.
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
May 19, 2016 3:45 PM CST
Looks like Love-in-a-Mist (Nigella damascena) to me too.

edited to add ... the first one looks like Love in a Mist. :)
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Name: Chantell
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Chantell
May 19, 2016 3:45 PM CST
Well crud - I thought I was snapping shots of the same plant. Sighing!
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Name: Leslieray Hurlburt
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HamiltonSquare
May 19, 2016 3:48 PM CST
Ha ha ha...Thank you I so needed a good laugh. Rolling on the floor laughing Chantell I think your spell check is off. Hilarious!
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Name: Taqiyyah
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lovesblooms
May 19, 2016 3:59 PM CST
Oh, there we go!

Still, though, I'd love for my larkspur to get to four feet!
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HamiltonSquare
May 19, 2016 4:02 PM CST
Me too. Those look so healthy.
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Name: Carol
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ctcarol
May 19, 2016 7:35 PM CST
Location, location, location! Mine got that tall the last time I planted them (before the trees got too tall) until the gopher found them.
Name: Chantell
Middle of Virginia (Zone 7a)

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Chantell
May 19, 2016 8:44 PM CST
Yeah saw the typo and about $&/@...guess I wasn't quick enough at correcting LOL Rolling on the floor laughing
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Name: Taqiyyah
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lovesblooms
May 30, 2016 2:19 PM CST
You know, this season I think I'm getting my wish! My larkspur are just past waist-high on me--I guess around 3.5 feet. And have yet to open, so we'll see...!

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