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Rocket Larkspur Seeds

Product Size Price Price Per Unit Quantity
1/4 Pound
Price: $10.95
1 Pound
Price: $30.95
5 Pounds
Price: $149.95
10 Pounds
Price: $289.95

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Quick Overview

The wild delphinium that's so popular in the dried flower trade. Spikes of red, blue, pink, white, purple. Annual.
Details
SKU DELG
Common Name Rocket Larkspur
Botanical Name Delphinium ajacis, Delphinium consolida, Delphinium orientalis
Plant Type/Life Cycle Annual
Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color Mixed
Estimated Mature Height 12-36 inches tall
Bloom Time Summer
Ships As Seed
Seeds Per Pound 290,299
Soil Moisture Average, Moist/Wet, Well Draining
Will Tolerate Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Clay Soil, Moist/Wet Soil
Native To Europe
Native to Europe
Ideal Growing Region Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Southwest, West, Pacific NorthWest
Zones 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Suggested Uses Hummingbirds & Butterflies, Showy Flowers, Extended Blooms, Easy to Grow
Is It Storable? Yes - You can store your seed in any cool (not freezing) dry place that is not subject to extreme temperature variations.
Ships to Canada Yes
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Description
This wild delphinium is the annual so loved by dried flower arrangers. Spikes of red, deep blue and white flowers dry easily; they also add great color to meadows.

About the Floral Flag shown above: This 6-acre tribute to the 9/11 victims was planted by Bodger Seed Company in Lompoc, CA soon after the attacks. It was in full bloom by July 4, 2002. The flag included over 400,000 plants of this flower species, (Rocket larkspur) creating a bloom of over two million flowers.

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4.1

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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    (1)

73%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Vivid colors (9)
  • Long bloom time (7)
  • Low maintenance (7)
  • Reliable growth (6)
  • Pest resistant (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Large areas (6)
    • Cut flowers (4)
    • Raised beds (4)
    • Containers (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Avid gardener (5), Casual hobbyist (4)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Everything I hoped for!

    I planted these in the spring of 2010 and was disappointed that they didn't seem to germinate, so I was surprised this year (2011) to see the vivid purple flowers (with the occasional...Read complete review

    I planted these in the spring of 2010 and was disappointed that they didn't seem to germinate, so I was surprised this year (2011) to see the vivid purple flowers (with the occasional white or pink) emerge in early summer. The stunning display they gave me was enough for me to forgive them for being a year late and I will be buying more. I'm going to try planting them in the fall to see if that helps them germinate on time.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Not terribly impressed

    First off, I have horrible clay soil, so I tend to look for flowers that thrive in poor conditions and require little maintenance. These little flowers germinated, grew and bloomed. However, the...Read complete review

    First off, I have horrible clay soil, so I tend to look for flowers that thrive in poor conditions and require little maintenance. These little flowers germinated, grew and bloomed. However, the flowers were small and I had trouble with the leaves turning a brownish color. They ended up looking unsightly and weedy. They may do better in a mass container planting where it would be easy to pinch off the brown leaves and control growing conditions. They were too finicky for my wildflower bed, though.

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    2.0

    Nothing bloomed

    By kkalten

    from St. Louis, MO

    About Me Casual Hobbyist

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

      Cons

      • Colors Not As Expected
      • Slow Growth

      Best Uses

        Comments about American Meadows Rocket Larkspur Seeds:

        We had a wet, cold spring followed by a summer drought. I had thrown these seeds in with the Midwest Wildflower mix. The mix did great, but I never saw any larkspur. Admittedly, the mix came up later than it might have with better weather, and perhaps that may have been the problem. Perhaps some seeds will survive this winter and come up next spring - if so, I'll definitely note it on a review.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Fantastic yield

        By Mookie

        from Houston, TX

        About Me Avid Gardener

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Large Yield
        • Long Bloom Time
        • Low Maintenance
        • Reliable Growth
        • Vivid Colors

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Large Areas
          • Raised Beds

          Comments about American Meadows Rocket Larkspur Seeds:

          Even though I planted these a month late - which is usually the kiss of death in Houston - I had fantastic yield of long lasting, beautiful flowers. My husband is even thrilled. We are already talking Bout what we will plant this coming fall.

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          must have

          By sunnyboy

          from quad cities, il

          About Me Casual Hobbyist

          Pros

          • Happily reseeds
          • Long Bloom Time
          • Low Maintenance
          • Pest Resistant
          • Reliable Growth
          • Vivid Colors

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Adds contrast of form
            • Cut Flowers

            Comments about American Meadows Rocket Larkspur Seeds:

            very pretty, very early and they keep coming back from seed.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            PLANT SEEDS IN FALL

            By Lily lover

            from Zone 5 Michigan

            About Me Avid Gardener

            Pros

            • Long Bloom Time
            • Low Maintenance
            • Pest Resistant
            • Reliable Growth
            • Vivid Colors

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Large Areas

              Comments about American Meadows Rocket Larkspur Seeds:

              Have order from American Meadows for years and always very happy with my seeds. I purchase by the pound and spread seed in fall. some seeds start to grow than the next spring they come up beautiful if you can let them go to seed they always self seed again for a few years than I order more always a breath taking display!

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Not good

              By ejani

              from Ohio

              About Me Avid Gardener

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about American Meadows Rocket Larkspur Seeds:

                    Out of a whole bag of seeds, less than a dozen plants came up. I was extremely disappointed. I even planted seeds at different times.

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Fantastic

                    By PT

                    from virginia

                    About Me Avid Gardener

                    Pros

                    • Long Bloom Time
                    • Low Maintenance
                    • Reliable Growth
                    • Vivid Colors

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Large Areas

                      Comments about American Meadows Rocket Larkspur Seeds:

                      Beautiful and visitors looked in awe at how lovely they were.

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      One of my favorites!

                      By Big Al

                      from Dayton, NV

                      About Me Avid Gardener

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Long Bloom Time
                      • Low Maintenance
                      • Pest Resistant
                      • Vivid Colors

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Cut Flowers
                        • Large Areas

                        Comments about American Meadows Rocket Larkspur Seeds:

                        Larkspurs have always been one of my favorite flowers. Especially the deep blue or purple types. These always make a statement in my front yard.

                        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Sea of Larkspur

                        By Flower Fanatic

                        from Lubbock, TX

                        About Me Casual Hobbyist

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • EASY
                        • Long Bloom Time
                        • Low Maintenance
                        • Pest Resistant
                        • Reliable Growth
                        • Vivid Colors

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Containers
                          • Cut Flowers
                          • Large Areas
                          • Raised Beds

                          Comments about American Meadows Rocket Larkspur Seeds:

                          Lots of color, easily grown from seed, reseeds freely, absolutely lovely.

                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          3.0

                          Not terribly impressed

                          By griffox

                          from Harrodsburg, KY

                          About Me Getting Started

                          Verified Reviewer

                          Pros

                          • Reliable Growth
                          • Vivid Colors

                          Cons

                          • Requires Gardening Experience

                          Best Uses

                          • Containers
                          • Raised Beds

                          Comments about American Meadows Rocket Larkspur Seeds:

                          First off, I have horrible clay soil, so I tend to look for flowers that thrive in poor conditions and require little maintenance. These little flowers germinated, grew and bloomed. However, the flowers were small and I had trouble with the leaves turning a brownish color. They ended up looking unsightly and weedy. They may do better in a mass container planting where it would be easy to pinch off the brown leaves and control growing conditions. They were too finicky for my wildflower bed, though.

                          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          Everything I hoped for!

                          By Griffox

                          from Harrodsburg, KY

                          About Me Getting Started

                          Pros

                          • Long Bloom Time
                          • Low Maintenance
                          • Pest Resistant
                          • Vivid Colors

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about American Meadows Rocket Larkspur Seeds:

                              I planted these in the spring of 2010 and was disappointed that they didn't seem to germinate, so I was surprised this year (2011) to see the vivid purple flowers (with the occasional white or pink) emerge in early summer. The stunning display they gave me was enough for me to forgive them for being a year late and I will be buying more. I'm going to try planting them in the fall to see if that helps them germinate on time.

                              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Beautiful field of blue

                              By Larkspur Fan

                              from Lubbock, TX

                              About Me Casual Hobbyist

                              Pros

                              • Vivid Colors

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Containers
                                • Cut Flowers
                                • Large Areas
                                • Raised Beds

                                Comments about American Meadows Rocket Larkspur Seeds:

                                I have planted Larkspur for a couple of years now, and each time the seeds grow into beautiful plants. I live in Zone 7 (Texas) and put out the seeds in early fall, cover them with a thin layer of dirt and water them daily for a week or so. In winter (January) 3-5 inch plants are showing, which then bloom in late Spring, early Summer. To have more blooms over a longer period of time, I also put out seeds in early Spring, using the same procedure as described above. I have an entire field of blue in my front lawn, which then lasts for months, and it's absolutely stunning. Each year, I tend to cut off the spent flowers (to make the garden look nicer), but, of course, this prevents them from re-seeding. If you can resist doing this, you shouldn't have to reorder seeds in the future, or only to fill in areas that are sparse.

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