Larkspur Seeds - Shades of Blue
(Consolida ajacis) Annual. 80-90 days to maturity.
Shades of Blue Larkspur densely set blooms and offer a full range of blues - from the lightest, softest sky blue to ultra-rich dark marine and cool-lilac colours. Its tall stems can grow up to 4 feet and need to be supported against the perils of the wind. Due to their height, they’re also a great choice to plant along borders or fence lines. Shades of Blue Larkspur are excellent as cut flowers, in both fresh and dried arrangements.
**Caution; All parts of this plant are toxic if ingested**
Growth Habit: Upright growth to 4 feet height, with long, branching stems and tall spires of double flowers.
Sun Requirements: Full sun
Soil Preference: Rich, well-drained soil
When to Plant: Sow seeds indoors 5-7 weeks before last Spring frost OR direct seed outdoors in early Spring OR in Fall for bloom the following year.
Stratification: Cold stratification will improve germination. Chill seeds for 7 days at 2-4°C before sowing.
How to Plant:
Direct sow: sow seeds in soil ¼” deep and cover well, as seeds need darkness to germinate. Seeds will germinate in 21-28 days. Thin young plants to 1 foot apart.
Transplant: sow seeds in containers ¼” deep and cover well, as seeds need darkness to germinate. Seeds should germinate in 21-28 days. Transplant out after risk of frost. Take care not to overly disturb delicate roots when transplanting. Space young plants 1 foot apart.
When to Harvest: Summer
How to Harvest: For fresh flowers, harvest when half the flowers are open; for dried flowers, harvest when flowers are fully open, before petals begin to drop.
Uses: Fresh or dried cut flowers, also attracts bees, butterflies and hummingbirds.
Available direct from Incredible Seeds, a Canadian Heirloom and Heritage Seed Company, offering only the best natural, non-GMO, open pollinated and untreated seeds, located in Mi'kma'ki / Nova Scotia, Canada.