Larkspur

Consolida orientalis

[consolida_orientalis]

Jefferson noted Larkspur blooming at Shadwell in July 1767, thought it suitable for naturalizing at Monticello "in the open ground on the west" in 1771, and sowed seed around his Roundabout flower border on April 8, 1810. This is the hardy annual Larkspur, an attractive relative of the majestic Delphinium, which was not introduced until later in the nineteenth century.

Growth Type: Annual Color(s): Purple Hardiness Zones: 1 - 10 Location at Monticello: West Lawn Planting Conditions: Partial Sun Map it:

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Blooming Dates 2001: May 25 – Jul 182002: Apr 22 – Jun 282003: May 23 – Jul 252004: May 14 – Jun 242005: May 10 – Jul 202006: May 24 – Jul 202007: May 15 – Jul 202008: May 15 – Jul 112009: May 11 – Jul 102010: May 10 – Jun 282011: May 17 – Jul 72012: May 10 – Jul 312013: May 31 – Jul 28