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Delphinium grandiflorum 'Blue Butterfly'

Delphinium grandiflorum 'Blue Butterfly'

Synonym(s) Delphinium sinense
Common name larkspur
Family ranunculaceae
Life cycle perennial
Flowers blue (June-July)
Size 12-18"
Light sun
From seed Flowers first year from seed sown indoors early.
detailed seed-starting info below

Short-lived perennial with frilly leaves, and deep blue flowers on wiry stems. We grew this way back in the earliest days of our perennial garden, where it lasted a few years before disappearing. I was glad to re-establish it from seed, and even happier to see it blooming already in late May, just months after the seeds sprouted. I'll have to remember to collect seed, to avoid losing it once again.

Delphinium grandiflorum 'Blue Butterfly'

This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from '08 trade. Baggy 70F (86%G, 5-8d)
  2. Same seed as above. Baggy 70F (87%G, 5-9d)
  3. Same seed as above. Baggy 70F (14%G, 8-10d). None developed

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