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Apr 26, 2018 9:26 PM CST
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Hey so I'm new to growing carnations but I went to the garden store and bought some red carnation seeds and started growing one inside to see how it looked before I dedicate a section of my garden for them, but once it started to bloom flowers I noticed that it wasn't red at all, it was a bright purple color. So my question is, was the package mislabeled or is it a genetic mutation or is it something that I am doing to cause it to be purple instead of red and do you think all the seeds will make purple flowers or are some going to be red and some purple and/or various other colors?
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Apr 26, 2018 10:40 PM CST
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Apr 26, 2018 11:57 PM CST
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Apr 27, 2018 12:44 AM CST
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Unfortunately that's not a carnation, not even close, looks like some wild flower, not sure what it is. I'll move this over to the Plant ID Forum.
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Apr 27, 2018 1:38 AM CST
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A very nice wild larkspur (Delphinium) Smiling
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Apr 27, 2018 9:56 AM CST
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Lovely! Looks like this kind to me:
Larkspur (Consolida ajacis)
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Apr 27, 2018 12:35 PM CST
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Do you think it is an annual or perennial? And is it common to have seed packages be mislabeled and produce different plants than they are supposed to?
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Apr 28, 2018 1:14 AM CST
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If you click on the Larkspur link, the database says it's an annual.
And no, it's not common to have mislabeled seed packages.
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Apr 28, 2018 4:58 AM CST
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The larkspur seed may have been in the soil, not the seed pack.
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Apr 28, 2018 9:25 AM CST
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That's what I was thinking. Ferry-Morse is a well known seed company. Any more seeds sprout?
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Apr 29, 2018 3:27 PM CST
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No I haven't noticed any more sprouts but I just planted a couple more seeds to see what kind of plant grows, and from what I've been reading delphiniums tend to be perennials and larkspur tend to be annuals. So is this a delphinium or a larkspur?
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Apr 29, 2018 3:33 PM CST
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purpleinopp said:Lovely! Looks like this kind to me:
Larkspur (Consolida ajacis)
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Apr 29, 2018 3:56 PM CST

Maybe post a photo of the seed from your pack here for those familiar with these seed to ID.
Blinking It has been many years but I am remembering Carnation seed as flat papery like and Larkspur as triangular shaped.
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Apr 30, 2018 1:08 PM CST
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So what is the difference between delphiniums and larkspur? Are there physical differences between the two that makes them easy to tell apart?
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May 1, 2018 1:27 AM CST
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Here's a picture of the seeds
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