Do Delphiniums self-seed?

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Do Delphiniums self-seed? (post #13672)

If they do, are the offspring of the hybrids any good?

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(post #13672, reply #1 of 1)

Perennial delphiniums do not generally self-sow. In fact, it is recommended that you cut off the flower stalks after blooming and fertilize to encourage another blooming period later in the season. The second blooms will not be as large as the first, but still enjoyable in late summer. The so called *annual delphinium*, more commonly known as larkspur, will self sow readily, and the offspring are just as beautiful as the parents.