Larkspur is a member of the Delphinium family. Its botanical name is Delphinium.
This plant is toxic to pets. 1It is a flower and is treated mainly as a perennial, so it grows best over a period of time (3 years and greater). Larkspur is known for its erect habit and growing to a height of approximately 1.00 metres (3.25 feet). This plant tends to bloom in late spring. Popular varieties of Larkspur with home gardeners are Pacific Giant, Black Knight, Pacific Giant King Arthur, Guinevere, and Magic Fountain White Dark Bee.
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water weekly in summer if there is not sufficient rain
plant in soil with high organic content
fertilize with organic fertilizer or alfalfa meal every 6 weeks. Cut back after bloom, often reblooms.
By our calculations*, you should look at sowing Larkspur about 49 days before your last frost date .
These plants have been known to grow well alongside Larkspur so consider planting:
These plants will not grow well with Larkspur so avoid planting these within close proximity:
These problems, diseases and pests are known to affect Larkspur plants:
White powdery spot disease that affects a large variety of plants.
04 Sep 2011
Very happy with these – colour really pops and it has a long blooming season. Not suitable for indoor sowing but germinated fine outdoors.
19 Jul 2011
easy, and a stunningly beautiful blue.
Larkspur care instructions
How long does Larkspur take to grow?
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Popular varieties of Larkspur
- Pacific Giant
- Black Knight
- Pacific Giant King Arthur
- Magic Fountain White Dark Bee
- Magic Fountains
- Magic Fountains Sky Blue
- Pacific hybrid Summer Skies
- Pagan Purple
- Aurora Deep Purple
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