Delphinium or Larkspur are closely related to Monkshoots (Aconitum spp.). The genus covers annuals as well as biannual and perennial species with sometimes very tall, most ornamental flower spikes above a basal rosette of divided leaves. Easily grown in any rich, well drained soil in a sunny to partially shaded spot. The tall species give excellent cut flowers.
Sow seeds flat in any humus rich, well drained soil from early autumn to early summer. Keep pots in a partially shaded spot outside. Seeds need a cooling period of several months prior to germination. If they are sowed too late, they may take another winter before they will germinate in following spring. Keep soil only slightly moist and seedlings always sunny. Transplant young plants in late summer to autumn. Perennials members usually flower within 2 to 3 years after sowing and are very long-lived.
Note: All parts are poisonous if ingested !
All are USDA Climate Zone 6.
20 seeds per package, unless not stated differently.