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Sometime in the latter part of 2013 I received packet of seed from a Goy member and which I had re packaged and labelled Salvia these were sown early 2014 and germinated readily thing being I soon realized they were not Salvia contacted who I thought sent them to me but that person said they had never distributed Delphiniums so what kind Person did send them ? would love to know
Below they are now in flower and very lovely Butterfly type Delphiniums

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Lovely colours though.

14 Jul, 2014

 

Larkspur?

14 Jul, 2014

bjs
Bjs
 

Pamg
Pam yes what is the difference between Delpinium and Larkspur is there one, I have grown wild Delphiniums in the past very much smaller than these so can't be size .
B

14 Jul, 2014

 

Gorgeous! Not me...I don't grow them. But after seeing these, I think they are just the thing for my cools and blues bed....once I get all that Campanula Glomerata out!

14 Jul, 2014

bjs
Bjs
 

Karen would think there will be plenty of seed and they grow very quickly, Still cannot work out where they came from !

14 Jul, 2014

 

Very kind Brian, thank you! :)

14 Jul, 2014

 

Not sure but I think larkspur are annuals and delphinium pernnials, same family though

14 Jul, 2014

 

I got Larkspur seed from Amy. Mine haven't flowered yet so I don't know what colour they are yet. She might be able to answer your question.

14 Jul, 2014

bjs
Bjs
 

Linda Interesting mine I thought came from Amy but when I asked her I referred to them as Delphiniums based on the leaves without flowers.

14 Jul, 2014

 

I'll know better when mine flower Brian. I recon by next week the flower heads will open. She had some on the site recently but they were a dark pink.

15 Jul, 2014

 

I should have mentioned she also sent me Salvia Cambridge Blue.

15 Jul, 2014

amy
Amy
 

The top photos are Larkspur Brian and the seed was from me , and yes Linda the seed I sent you was blue , according to my book Larkspur is a close relative of the Delphinium ... the Larkspur is a hardy annual its proper name being Consolida ... the seed is very easy to collect and also seeds itself ... Did your Salvias C.Blue grow Linda ? you can collect seed from them as well ....

15 Jul, 2014

 

Both my Larkspur and my Salvia are looking great. They seeded well and should be flowering by next week. Brian's Larkspur looks wonderful, so I can't wait. Has your Salvia Cambridge Blue flowered yet? The buds have just appeared on mine. Love this seed exchanging.

16 Jul, 2014

amy
Amy
 

My S. Cambridge blue has been in flower for weeks Linda yours may have been a little later as its their first year and are just getting established ... I'm hoping to get seed from my new red larkspur I'll let you have some if I do !

16 Jul, 2014

 

lovely plants, GoYers are such nice people

17 Jul, 2014

 

We are always a bit later in Scotland Amy. I would love some of the red seeds. :0)

18 Jul, 2014

amy
Amy
 

I agree Fran good & trustworthy but then I think they would have to be to care so much about ' Mother Earth ' .
I'll keep you in mind Linda :o))

18 Jul, 2014

 

condundrum - do nice people beome gardeners or does garening make people nice?

18 Jul, 2014

 

I think both Fran. :0)

18 Jul, 2014

 

i think people would'nt garden unless they were nice, and gardening makes them nicer

18 Jul, 2014

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