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A lovely deep blue, beautiful arranged with acid-green foliage.

Please note: This is harmful if eaten.

Genus Consolida
Group/Species ajacis
Variety Dark Blue
Type Hardy Annual
Common Name Larkspur, Annual Delphinium
Border Position Cutting Garden
Soil Type Broad Tolerance
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Well-drained
Height 90cm (36in)
Spacing 30cm (12in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Germination can be better if seed pack is placed in freezer for one week before sowing. Sow inside February-April and lightly cover with vermiculite, or direct sow April-May and/or late August-September. Plant in full sun, soil should be well-drained and average to humus-rich. Allow good spacing between plants to aid air circulation and help prevent problems with mildew. Add grit to the base of the hole on heavy ground. Water until established. Plant in groups of 3 or more. Sprinkle mycorrhizal fungi (Rootgrow) into the base of the planting hole and water well after planting.
Care Tips Stake plants and give a liquid feed during growth period. Deadhead to prolong flowering.
Flowering June - October, 14-16 weeks from spring sowing
Vase Life 7-10 days.
Harvesting Flower production: 3 months.
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Consolida ajacis 'Dark Blue' reviews

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Reviewed 18th September 2015 by Elaine Gleave

These take on a fabulous two tone shade, they are easy to grow and have a really long flowering time,a great addition to my cutting patch!