Cool, eye-catching bicolour flowers which are easy to grow.
The tall spikes are perfect for the classic 'cottage border' and they make excellent cut flowers, whether fresh or dried.
Cool weather annual. Easily grown from seed in loose, moderately rich, consistently moist, well-drained soils in full sun.
Water the plants regularly, keeping the soil consistently moist. Avoid overwatering, since excess moisture may cause root rot. The plants should bloom in their first season if started early; otherwise, they will begin blooming in the following summer. After the first crop of blossoms fade the plant may be pruned for new growth and a possible second blooming. These plants will self-seed in good growing conditions. Cut the plant several inches above ground level after the first hard frost. Larkspur attracts hummingbirds, bees, and butterflies.
Genus - Delphinium
Species - Consolida ambigua
Variety - Frosted Skies
Common name - Larkspur
Pre-Treatment - Not-required
Hardiness zones - 3 - 9
Height - 0,90 m
Spread - 0,50 m
Plant type - Annual Flower
Exposure - Full Sun
Growth rate - Fast
Soil PH - Neutral, Alkaline
Soil type - Rich, chalky, not too dry
Water requirements - Average
Landscape uses - Mixtures, roadsides, waste areas, floral gardens.
Bloom season - June - September
Leaf / Flower color - Green / Light Violet, light blue
Sow seeds outdoors till May and August to October..
For earlier bloom, sow seed indoors in individual peat pots about 8-10 weeks prior to last spring frost date.
Sow thinly, cover lightly with 5 mm of fine soil. Firm gently and keep moist.
Seedlings appear in 14-28 days.
Make 2-3 sowings for a longer flowering season.
Space plants in the garden about 25 cm apart. Deadhead spent flowers to prolong bloom.
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