Larkspur Seeds - Giant Blend
(Consolida ajaca) Annual. 80-90 days to maturity.
Larkspur Giant Blend’s densely set blooms range in soft colours from lilac, rose, white, pink, salmon to light and dark blue. 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. Larkspur Giant Blend are excellent as cut flowers, in both fresh and dried arrangements. They’ve been delighting onlookers and pollinators since the 1930s.
**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.