|Delphinium virescens (Prairie Larkspur) Wildflower Seeds Be the first one to write a review|
Origin: US Native Wildflower
Other Common Names: Carolina Larkspur, Plains Larkspur, Penard's Larkspur, White Larkspur
Bloom Time: Summer
Height: 24 in to 48 in
Spacing: 15 in to 24 in
Light: Full Sun to Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry
USDA Zone: 3a-8b
Germination: Fall plant or cold stratify for 1 month at 40F. Sow seeds just below the soil surface at 50F and water. Slow.
Seeds Per Oz: 60000
This native cousin of the delphinium grows in the wild, often found thriving in grassland and prairie areas. 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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