Foxglove and Delphinium

Is it too late to grow these from seed in Columbus Ohio (zone 5)? If not, will they be ready for fall? And why am I confused by the "biennial" label the seed packets have on them?
Submitted by BHGPhotoContest

You can grow the foxglove from seed but it won't flower this year. It will flower next year, on a 2-year cycle, which is what makes it a biennial. The delphinium you speak of: is it larkspur? That's an annual that has been called delphinium in the past. Its Latin name is Consolida ajacis. The seeds need a cold treatment (such as overwintering) to induce flowering.

Luke Miller, editor
Garden Ideas & Outdoor Living magazine


Community Answers 0

Answer this Question
X


Enter an Answer to this Question
Tips
500 characters left