Perennial. Blooms spring to early summer. 3'-6' tall. Full sun. Breathtaking, statuesque spires of pink, violet, and many shades of blue. A very elegant plant for the back of the perennial border or nostalgic cottage gardens. Excellent cut flower. Legend has it that the Delphinium originated during the battle of Troy. When Achilles was slain, a warrior named Ajax expected to get his armor, an honor for the bravest warrior. When he unexpectedly didn't get it, he killed himself. Where his blood spilled, a small blue larkspur, a type of Delphinium, began to grow.
When to start outside: Sow in spring after average last day of frost. Can plant as late as 2 months before first fall frost.
When to start inside: Sow 6-8 weeks before average last spring frost.
Special Germination Instructions: Seeds require dark to germinate. Cover to depth of 1/4\.