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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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4.2

(based on 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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    (1)

75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Vivid colors (9)
  • Long bloom time (8)
  • Low maintenance (8)
  • Reliable growth (7)
  • Pest resistant (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Large areas (7)
    • Cut flowers (4)
    • Raised beds (4)
    • Containers (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Avid gardener (6), Casual hobbyist (5)

    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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    5.0

    Prolific bloomers

    By Mookie

    from Houston, TX

    About Me Avid Gardener, Casual Hobbyist

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Long Bloom Time
    • Low Maintenance
    • Reliable Growth

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Large Areas

      Comments about American Meadows Rocket Larkspur Seeds:

      I have just ordered this seed for the third year in a row. It is a reliable, prolific bloomer best scattered across a wide area. I have collected and saved its seeds these past two years, and supplemented with an additional seed purchase here. As the blooms begin to go to seed, the collection of these seeds makes my morning walk in my garden with my coffee an adventure: are there more seeds to harvest? After this year, I may produce enough seeds that I don't have to buy more!

       
      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.

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            must have

            By sunnyboy

            from quad cities, il

            About Me Casual Hobbyist

            Verified Reviewer

            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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