DELPHINIUM CALIFORNICUM SSP INTERIUS
This unusual species known as California larkspur produces an unusually large and compact inflorescence usually containing over 50 unusual blossoms, these consist of rather orchid-like pale beige flowers with a puckered, nearly closed mouth. It prefers a warm site in well-drained moist soil.
Seeds can be sown at any time but are best sown in winter or early spring to benefit from a cold spell in the wet compost to break their dormancy. We advise covering seeds very thinly with sand or fine grit to about the depth of the seed size. If the seeds do not come up within 6 to 12 weeks the damp seed tray can be given cold treatment in a fridge for about four weeks. They may still take very many months to appear, so please never discard the pot or tray.
Common name:California Larkspur