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Larkspur

Consolida ajacis
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.
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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: 
May 25, 2001 to July 18, 2001April 22, 2002 to June 28, 2002May 23, 2003 to July 25, 2003May 14, 2004 to June 24, 2004May 10, 2005 to July 20, 2005May 24, 2006 to July 20, 2006May 15, 2007 to July 20, 2007May 15, 2008 to July 11, 2008May 11, 2009 to July 10, 2009May 10, 2010 to June 28, 2010May 17, 2011 to July 7, 2011May 10, 2012 to July 31, 2012May 31, 2013 to July 28, 2013June 2, 2014 to July 10, 2014May 18, 2015 to July 27, 2015May 14, 2016 to July 20, 2016May 8, 2017 to July 26, 2017May 30, 2018 to July 18, 2018May 13, 2019 to July 15, 2019

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