Consolida ajacis 'White'
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|Sow Under Cover|
|Direct Sow/ Plant Out|
- Hardy Annual
- Cutting Garden
- Broad Tolerance
- July - October, 14-16 weeks from spring sowing
- 90cm (36in)
- Common name
- Full Sun
- 30cm (12in)
- 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.
A pure white and extra tall spire to add to your white border or bridal flowers. It's lovely on its own in a vase and even better poking out through domes of pretty annuals – love-in-the-mist, cornflowers and marigolds – the vertical spike through the otherwise too horizontal.
Consolida are annual delphiniums which flower longer and harder than the perennial forms.
Please note: This is harmful if eaten.
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.