Giant Larkspur (Consolida ajacis) in the Consolidas Database

Common names:
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Botanical names:
Consolida ajacis Accepted
Consolida ambigua Synonym
Delphinium ajacis Synonym
Delphinium ambiguum Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Annual
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Plant Height: 2 to 4 feet (.6-1.2 m)
Plant Spread: 12 to 18 inches (30-45 cm)
Fruit: Dehiscent
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Blue
Pink
Purple
White
Other: Various shades of blue, purple, pink,and white
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Summer
Late summer or early fall
Underground structures: Taproot
Uses: Cut Flower
Will Naturalize
Suitable as Annual
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Toxicity: Leaves are poisonous
Other: Seeds
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Needs specific temperature: 55 to 60F
Days to germinate: 30 to 90
Depth to plant seed: cover the seeds thin
Suitable for wintersowing
Sow in situ
Start indoors
Pollinators: Moths and Butterflies
Bumblebees
Bees
Containers: Not suitable for containers

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Location: My garden in Gent, BelgiumDate: 2009-06-30Together with Allium caeruleum
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2014-08-01color combo stands out
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Location: My garden, Gent, BelgiumDate: 2013-08-08
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Location: my garden, Gent, BelgiumDate: 7th July 2009
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Location: Near Bend, OregonDate: July 2014
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Location: my garden, Gent, BelgiumDate: 25th march 2011
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Location: Indiana  Zone 5Date: Jun 22, 2008 6:55 AM
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Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5bDate: 2011-06-15
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Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5bDate: 2012-06-11
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Location: my garden zone 5Date: 2013-05-31
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2013-06-11
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2014-07-14#pollination
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Location: my garden, Gent, BelgiumDate: 21st September 2009
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Location: my garden, Gent, BelgiumDate: 28th June 2009
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Location: my garden, Gent, BelgiumDate: 2nd July 2009Great bee plant!
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Location: Indiana  Zone 5Date: Apr 14, 2008 11:00 PM
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Location: my garden zone 7b NCDate: 2012-05-21
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Date: 2012-06-25
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2012-08-26
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Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5bDate: 2012-06-11
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Location: My garden in Hebron, KYDate: 2006-06-26
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2013-04-10self-seeded
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Location: Holladay, UT
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Location: My garden, Gent, BelgiumDate: 2013-08-08
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Location: Near Bend, OregonDate: July 2014
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Location: CZ Sirem My gardenDate: 2015-06-24
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2017-06-09
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Location: Sun zone 6Date: 2010-07-01Mixed with lilies.This variety is Galillee Blue.The folowing year
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Location: In my garden in Kalama, Wa.Date: Mid Summer
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2012-08-29
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2012-10-16
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Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5bDate: 2012-06-11
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Courtesy Seeds of Victoria
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2013-06-11
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2014-07-10
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Photo courtesy of: Tom Potterfield
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 6-1-13
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Location: CZ Sirem My gardenDate: 2015-06-24
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2015-02-22
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2015-02-22
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2012-10-03
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Location: From my collection. Poland.Date: 2018-06-18
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Comments:
Posted by dave (Jacksonville, Texas - Zone 8b) on Jan 17, 2014 10:33 AM

We love this plant! The blue flowers are stunning and a welcome sight in the early spring. It's easy as pie to grow, loves our Texas weather, and reseeds reliably.

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Flower ID help, please! by Shoshi Jun 15, 2017 9:15 AM 7
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I think this is larkspur... by Bunilla Jun 21, 2016 2:38 PM 6
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