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Aug 4, 2015 11:16 PM CST
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So, I did it. Out of curiosity I bought one of those "Flower Rockets". You know, the seeds are all in a roll of fiber and you just plant the whole thing and water. This cutie bloomed the other day. The stem is thin and long and hangs over the basket and the flower is just a little over an inch.

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Aug 5, 2015 5:23 AM CST
Name: Myriam Vandenberghe
Ghent, Belgium (Zone 8a)
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Consolida ajacis I think..

Larkspur (Consolida ajacis)
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Sep 11, 2015 12:01 AM CST
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I've never seen one, LOL. The leaves are like a coreopsis but the flower resembles a columbine!
Sep 11, 2015 7:35 AM CST
Name: stone
near Macon Georgia (USA) (Zone 8a)
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Looks like larkspur, but... I'm surprised at the bloom time.... I'm used to an early spring bloom... But maybe your summers are cooler than mine....
What's the location, Shell?
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Sep 11, 2015 10:34 AM CST
Name: Cindy
Hobart, IN zone 5
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Normally larkspur give up in the heat here in late summer but perhaps the wet, cool spring and semi-shaded location have had my pink ones blooming all summer. These were started from seed back in late winter. Perhaps they're still blooming because I collect ripe seed continuously.
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Sep 12, 2015 10:26 PM CST
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I'm just off the coast in Southern New Jersey. I actually didn't even plant the flower rocket until late Spring. (It was on sale at Big Lots, LOL)
Sep 13, 2015 9:11 AM CST
Name: Christine
North East Texas (Zone 7b)
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Sure looks just like Consolida ajacis to me too. Smiling I saw your picture and recognized it right away.

Since you didn't plant the seed rocket until late spring, that would make since that its just now blooming, I think.
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