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Larkspur

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: 
Zone 1, Zone 2, Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9, Zone 10
Location at Monticello: 
West Lawn
Planting Conditions: 
Partial Sun
Blooming History: 
2001 May 25 to 2001 Jul 182002 Apr 22 to 2002 Jun 282003 May 23 to 2003 Jul 252004 May 14 to 2004 Jun 242005 May 10 to 2005 Jul 202006 May 24 to 2006 Jul 202007 May 15 to 2007 Jul 202008 May 15 to 2008 Jul 112009 May 11 to 2009 Jul 102010 May 10 to 2010 Jun 282011 May 17 to 2011 Jul 72012 May 10 to 2012 Jul 312013 May 31 to 2013 Jul 282014 Jun 2 to 2014 Jul 102015 May 18
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