SPECIAL OFFER: - Limited Time Only!
(The ad below will not display on your printed page)


Larkspur


Consolida ajacis selections

Larkspur

The pale and dark blues of larkspur are some of the prettiest you'll find in the garden. And they come with little effort. Plant larkspur once and allow the flower heads to ripen, scattering their seed, and you'll be assured of a steady supply of larkspur in your garden for decades. All you'll need to do is pull out the ones you don't want!

Larkspur is basically an annual version of delphinium, an all-time favorite perennial. Larkspur produces lovely spikes of blue, purple, pink, or white flowers in spring and summer. They look best clustered in small patches.

Like many cool-season annuals, it's a good winter-blooming plant for the Deep South. Larkspur is so easy to grow that it often self seeds in the garden, coming back year after year. Plant larkspur from seed directly in the garden in early spring. Larkspur doesn't like to be transplanted. It prefers rich, well-drained soil and ample water.

When hot weather strikes and larkspur starts to brown and fade, pull out plants, but be sure to leave a few to brown and reseed.

Light:
Sun,Part Sun
Plant Type:
Annual
Plant Height:
2-4 feet tall
Plant Width:
6-12 inches wide
Landscape Uses:
Containers,Beds & Borders
Special Features:
Flowers,Cut Flowers,Dried Flowers,Drought Tolerant,Deer Resistant,Easy to Grow
Top Varieties

Consolida Cloudy Skies Mix bears blooms in shades of purple, blue, white, and silver on 3-foot-tall plants.
view >
Consolida Imperial Strain bears stately spikes in shades of pink, rose, blue, purple, and white on strong 4-foot stems.
view >
Consolida Sublime Mix bears flower-packed spikes in a variety of shades on 4-foot stems.
view >
Plant It With
Cosmos

Both cosmos and larkspur have lacy, cut foliage, so the contrasting blooms look great together. They're also both top-notch picks for bouquets.

Snapdragon

Complement snapdragon's upright form with larkspur's tall spikes.

Marguerite Daisy

The simple daisylike flowers of marguerite daisy look great and add an extra dose of old-fashioned appeal to larkspur.

Propagation
Seed