Photo by Melody

Plant Identification: SOLVED: Unknown Purple/lavender flowering plant

Communities > Forums > Plant Identification
Forum: Plant IdentificationReplies: 4, Views: 55
Add to Bookmarks
Clarksville, TN
(Zone 6b)

August 3, 2002
5:59 AM

Post #38475

This message was edited Thursday, Sep 19th 1:28 AM

Thumbnail by Crimson
Click the image for an enlarged view.


August 3, 2002
9:42 AM

Post #318539

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.
Spicewood, TX
(Zone 8b)

August 4, 2002
4:02 AM

Post #319024

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)

August 4, 2002
3:18 PM

Post #319205

This message was edited Thursday, Sep 19th 1:29 AM
Spicewood, TX
(Zone 8b)

August 4, 2002
4:56 PM

Post #319271

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 (they'd been up a couple weeks)
April 27th (There's one blooming behind and to the left of the irises in this pic)
May 7th (same bed as the first pic)
June 2nd (you can see the same bed behind the trellis thing that's by Kenny's head)
And June 15th (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!

You cannot post until you register and login.

Other Plant Identification Threads you might be interested in:

SubjectThread StarterRepliesLast Post
SOLVED: Help with identification of this shrub dave 91 Feb 3, 2015 2:40 PM
SOLVED: Can Anyone Help Gayl 9 Jun 23, 2014 4:57 AM
SOLVED: help identify herb seeds????? dignbloom 6 Nov 4, 2010 8:08 PM
SOLVED: Mystery perennial dave 22 Nov 3, 2014 6:02 AM
SOLVED: Name my aloe??? tom1953 21 Jul 15, 2012 1:32 PM

Overwhelmed? There's a lot to see here. Try starting at our homepage.

[ Home | About | Advertise | Media Kit | Mission | Featured Companies | Terms of Use | Tour | Rules | Privacy Policy | Cookie Policy | Contact Us ]

Back to the top

Copyright © 2000-2015 Dave's Garden, an Internet Brands company. All Rights Reserved.

Hope for America