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Delphinium maackianum

Delphinium maackianum
Delphinium maackianum
Delphinium maackianum

Family ranunculaceae
Life cycle perennial
Flowers purple (late summer)
Size 28"
Light sun-part shade
Seed ripensmid-July

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.

Delphinium maackianum
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-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from '07 trade. Baggy 70F (3w; 25%G, 8-11d) - 35F (5w) - 70F (13%G, 3d)
  2. Seed from '09 garden. Baggy 70F (33%G, 10-24d)
  3. Seed from '10 garden, cold-stored through summer. Baggy 70F (20%G, 9-30d)
  4. Seed from '11 garden. Baggy 70F (17%G, 14-21d). Very few developed
  5. Seed from '12 garden, cold-stored since harvest. Baggy 70F (36%G, 10-24d)
  6. Same seed as above, cold-stored. Baggy 35F (2w) - 70F (52%G, 3-12d)
  7. 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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