|Delphinium ajacis (Rocket Larkspur) Wildflower Seeds Be the first one to write a review|
Origin: Introduced US Wildflower
Other Common Names: Larkspur, Doubtful Knight's Spur
Bloom Time: Summer
Height: 24 in to 48 in
Spacing: 15 in to 24 in
Light: Full Sun to Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Medium
USDA Zone: 3a-9b
Germination: No pre-treatment needed. Sow seeds just below soil surface at 70F and water.
Seeds Per Oz: 11700
This close cousin of the delphinium has a similar appearance to that flower, but grows as an annual. The genus name Delphinium comes from a Greek word meaning dolphin, referring to the unique shape of the blossoms; the species name “ajacis” comes from the Greek myth that these flowers first grew in the place where the great warrior Ajax committed suicide. The common name of larkspur comes from the supposed resemblance of the blossoms to the claw of a lark. Native Americans and early settlers used the bright flowers of this plant to make blue ink. Larkspur is the flower of the month of July, and symbolizes a carefree or fickle heart.
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