- Approximate seeds per pound: 180,000
- Season: Annual
- USDA Zones: 3 - 9
- Height: 36 inches
- Bloom Season: Summer through fall
- Bloom Color: Mix
- Environment: Full sun to partial shade
- Soil Type: Moist, well-drained, pH 6.1 - 7.3
- Deer Resistant: Yes
- Temperature: 50F
- Average Germ Time: 14 - 28 days
- Light Required: No
- Depth: Seeds must be covered thinly, no more than the thickness of the seed
- Sowing Rate: 7 ounces per 1,000 square feet or 18 pounds per acre
- Moisture: Keep seed moist until germination
- Plant Spacing: 12 - 18 inches
- Care & Maintenance: See: Larkspur
Larkspur (Delphinium Consolida Rocket) - Larkspur Rocket is an annual flower grown from wildflower seed. It normally grows between 24 - 36 inches tall depending on soil fertility and moisture. It usually has 2 - 3 forking stems which are branched. The leaves alternate and are 3 inches across, and they have a lacy appearance. The lovely 1 inch blooms come in a mix of colors: white, lilac, and pink. What a spectacular color display for the wild flower meadow, and they are so easy to establish from Larkspur wildflower seed.
Rocket Larkspur Delphinium blooms during the summer and lasts about 1 - 2 months. Each flower is replaced by a pod containing numerous small black wild flower seeds, and they are easily dispersed by gusts of wind. Larkspur, like many wild flowers, can re-seed itself if wild flower seed is allowed to drop on the ground. Seed will lay dormant until temperatures and moisture are sufficient to cause germination.
To aid in the germination of Rocket Larkspur seeds, place the wildflower seeds on a damp paper towel, seal the towel and seeds in a ziploc bag and place in the refrigerator for 1 - 2 weeks. After removing the flower seeds from the refrigerator, directly sow the Larkspur seeds outdoors in prepared soil, keeping the seeds moist until germination. Larkspur care includes cutting the plants back hard after blooms are spent. This will encourage a second bloom later in the season. The wildflower seeds and Rocket Larkspur plants are poisonous so do not consume.
Shaker Bottle With Seed Starting Matrix
Shake 'n Seed - We are now offering shaker bottles filled with our seed starting matrix: rich soil, gardening sand, water absorbing crystals, and starter fertilizer. This not only helps dispense your seed, but it gets it off to a great start! Simply remove lid from shaker bottle, add seed from packet, put back on lid, shake the bottle vigorously for 15 seconds, and then shake your way to beautiful new plants! Use Shake 'n Seed over good quality soil, and then gently water to keep seed moist until it sprouts. Great for ground covers or mass planting flower seeds.