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
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

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Common names
  • Larkspur
  • Giant Larkspur
Botanical names
  • Accepted: Consolida ajacis
  • Synonym: Consolida ambigua
  • Synonym: Delphinium ajacis
  • Synonym: Delphinium ambiguum

Photo Gallery

Date: 2017-06-30
#Pollination

Date: 2019-08-11
Location: My garden in Gent, Belgium
Date: 2009-06-30
Together with Allium caeruleum
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2014-08-01
color combo stands out
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2014-07-14
#pollination

Date: 2020-06-25
Colors available: Purple, White, Pink
Location: My garden, Gent, Belgium
Date: 2013-08-08
Location: Holladay, UT
Location: my garden, Gent, Belgium
Date: 7th July 2009
Location: my garden, Utah
Date: 2017-06-07
Location: Ingleside. Illinois
Date: 2022-07-14
Location: Heathcote Ontario Canada
Date: July-August
Consolida ajacis      Double blooms
Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5b
Date: 2012-06-11
Location: Near Bend, Oregon
Date: July 2014
Location: my garden, Gent, Belgium
Date: 25th march 2011
Location: Singing Oakes Garden, Blythewood, SC
Date: 2019-06-04
Location: My garden round bed
Date: 2020-05-14
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
Date: 2019-06-04
Location: Indiana  Zone 5
Date: Jun 22, 2008 6:55 AM
Location: CZ Sirem My garden
Date: 2015-06-24
Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5b
Date: 2011-06-15
Location: Ingleside. Illinois
Date: 2022-07-14
Location: my garden, Gent, Belgium
Date: 21st September 2009
Location: my garden, Gent, Belgium
Date: 28th June 2009
Location: murchison, tx
Date: 2014-05-10 
larkspur leaves
Location: My garden in Kentucky
Date: 2010-06-16
Location: Ingleside. Illinois
Date: 2022-05-08
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2013-06-11
Location: Brownstown PA 17508
Date: 2018-06-16
Location: Holladay, UT
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2013-04-10
self-seeded
Location: My garden, Gent, Belgium
Date: 2013-08-08
Location: Brownstown Pennsylvania
Date: 2018-06-16
From Ernst Seed mix- 2nd year
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2017-06-09
Location: my garden zone 5
Date: 2013-05-31
Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5b
Date: 2012-06-11
Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5b
Date: 2012-06-11
Location: CZ Sirem My garden
Date: 2015-06-24
Location: Indiana  Zone 5
Date: Apr 14, 2008 11:00 PM
Location: Central Texas
Date: 2016-01-12
Location: murchison, tx
Date: 2014-05-10 
larkspur plant
Location: my garden, Gent, Belgium
Date: 2nd July 2009
Great bee plant!
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2012-08-26
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2012-10-16
Location: central Illinois
Date: 6-1-13

Date: 2012-06-25
Location: Commack
Date: 2019-06-08
Location: Holladay, UT
Location: Holladay, UT
Location: My garden in Belgium
Date: 2010-08-23
Location: My garden in Belgium
Date: 2010-08-24
Location: my garden zone 7b NC
Date: 2012-05-21
Location: My garden in Kentucky
Date: 2006-06-26

Photo courtesy of: Tom Potterfield

Courtesy Seeds of Victoria
  • Uploaded by vic
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2015-02-22
Location: Holladay, UT
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
Date: 2019-06-04

Photo courtesy of Annie's Annuals and Perennials
Photo by Shell
Location: Near Bend, Oregon
Date: July 2014
Photo by huggergirl
Location: From my collection. Poland.
Date: 2018-06-18
Location: CZ Sirem My garden
Date: 2015-06-24
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2013-06-11
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2014-07-10
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2012-10-03
Location: In my garden in Kalama, Wa.
Date: Mid Summer
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: murchison, tx
Date: 2014-05-12 
giant larkspur bloom
Location: murchison, tx
Date: 2014-05-12 
giant larkspur bloom
Location: My garden in Kentucky
Date: 2008-06-21
Location: Northeastern, Texas
Date: 2015-07-15
Location: Holladay, UT
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2015-02-22
Location: My garden in Kentucky
Date: 2006-07-04
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2012-08-29
Location: Sun zone 6
Date: 2010-07-01
Mixed with lilies.This variety is Galillee Blue.The folowing year
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Comments:
  • Posted by dave (Southlake, Texas - Zone 8a) on Jan 17, 2014 10:33 AM concerning plant:
    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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