From what I've read, an oddity among delphiniums. Ours, grown from traded seed, look rather like our D. delavayi, at least in the shape of the flowers - but the back ends (such a technical term!) aren't as curvy as delavayi's. The leaves are quite different, so they make for an easier distinction. Also, the seeds are dark bronze, rather than black.
||purple (late summer)
|One of my seedlings, from a long line of blue-flowered plants, sported white flowers. Mama delphinium, what have you been up to? |
This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...
Seed for this plant is included on my seed trade list
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- Seed from '07 trade. Baggy 70F (3w; 25%G, 8-11d) - 35F (5w) - 70F (13%G, 3d)
- Seed from '09 garden. Baggy 70F (33%G, 10-24d)
- Seed from '10 garden, cold-stored through summer. Baggy 70F (20%G, 9-30d)
- Seed from '11 garden. Baggy 70F (17%G, 14-21d). Very few developed
- Seed from '12 garden, cold-stored since harvest. Baggy 70F (36%G, 10-24d)
- Same seed as above, cold-stored. Baggy 35F (2w) - 70F (52%G, 3-12d)
- Same seed as above, cold-stored. Baggy 35F (2w) - 70F (53%G, 6-21d)
The 2014 cold treatment was accidental, but it may have been beneficial. The 2015 results appear to confirm this.
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