Clarksville, TN(Zone 6b)



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This could be one of a few things, however it's either a Delphinium (grandiflorum or Belladonna group) or Consolida species. I think it looks quite close to a wild form of Consolida ajacis (Larkspur) but I won't swear to it that it is because there are a lot of species out there and both Consolida and Delphinium are very closely related and the wild forms do look very, very similar.

http://erick.dronnet.free.fr/belles_fleurs_de_france/consolida_ajacis1.htm

Spicewood, TX(Zone 8b)

Yep, Larkspur, aka Delphinium ajacis and Consolida ambigua ~ they're all the same thing. I have the purple flowered and a white flowered kinds.

Clarksville, TN(Zone 6b)



This message was edited Thursday, Sep 19th 1:29 AM

Spicewood, TX(Zone 8b)

Bummer!! IF it's the same ones I have, they don't like heat much at all. Once the temps start getting in the high 80's, they poop out. How hot have you been up there, Crimson? Maybe try them a little earlier in the year next year? Or not again if it's that much trouble?

I don't know if you can do the same thing where you are in your colder zone, but I just throw the seeds out in the fall where I want them to grow and they sprout at just the right time in late winter here, about three weeks before the average last frost date.
March 23rd http://davesgarden.com/journal/si/4867.html (they'd been up a couple weeks)
April 27th http://davesgarden.com/editgj/showimage.php?iid=5918 (There's one blooming behind and to the left of the irises in this pic)
May 7th http://davesgarden.com/journal/si/6427.html (same bed as the first pic)
June 2nd http://davesgarden.com/journal/si/9418.html (you can see the same bed behind the trellis thing that's by Kenny's head)
And June 15th http://davesgarden.com/journal/si/9426.html (second pic shows the same bed in the upper right)
At the moment, they're just dead sticks that need to be pulled out. They literally fry come hot weather!

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