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Consolida ambigua 'Giant Imperial Mixed'

Annual delphiniums which flower longer and harder than the perennial forms. This is one of the best varieties with dense flower spikes in a brilliant range of colours.
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300 seeds

20 seedlings

40 seedlings

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Details:

Type
Hardy Annual
Position
Cutting Garden
Soil
Broad Tolerance
Flowers
June - October, 14-16 weeks after sowing. Autumn sowings will flower earlier the following spring
Height
90cm (36in)
Group/Species
ambigua
Common name
Larkspur
Moisture
Well-drained
Aspect
Full Sun
Spread
30cm (12in)
Cultivation
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.

Description

Annual delphiniums which flower longer and harder than the perennial forms. This is one of the best varieties with dense flower spikes in a brilliant range of colours. It makes a good cut flower with an excellent vase life, looking good for 10 days.

Please note: Harmful if eaten.

Care Tips

Plant in full sun with good drainage. Space plants to aid air circulation and help prevent problems with mildew. Plant in groups of 3 or more. Stake plants and give a liquid feed during growth period. Deadhead to prolong flowering.