Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Flower of the month: Larkspur

Larkspur, also commonly mistaken for Delphinium, is an annul Medetterian plant that's from the buttercup family. Larkspur produces lovely spikes of blue, purple, pink, or white flowers in spring and summer.  

How to grow/take care of your Larkspur

  • When planting larkspur seeds, they must have a cold period before germination. Chilling them in the refrigerator works best make sure you chill them for at least 2 weeks. 
  • Plant them in moist soil and chill them there for two weeks. Keep in mind that larkspur seeds often will not germinate at temps above 65 Fahrenheit. 
  • Larkspur do not like to be moved, so plant seeds into their permanent location. 
  • Staking the tall plants is another aspect of larkspur flower care. So make sure you stake them with a wooden stake that can accommodate the potential 6 to 8 foot growth.
  • Make sure you water them especially during times of drought. 
  • You can add fertilizer to larkspur to help growth usually every other month. 

I hope this post helps with all your larkspur needs! 

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