Saturday, March 2, 2019

Plants in Early American Gardens - Larkspur

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 winding flower border on April 8, 1810. Larkspur is a self-seeding annual with blue, pink, and occasionally white flowers that usually appear during the early summer months.

For more information & the possible availability
Contact The Tho Jefferson Center for Historic Plants or The Shop at Monticello