Larkspur Seeds - Rocket
Approximate seeds per pound: 180,000
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
Latin Name: Delphinium Consolida
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: 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.