LARKSPUR Giant Imperial Mixed Colors
Hardy Annual - Height 4 feet
See our test garden photo of: Larkspur
Also known as annual delphinium. Larkspur is very easy to grow producing tall heavily flowered spikes in a broad range of colors. Excellent along walls and fences and as a backdrop to other flowers in beds. Cut flowers are beautiful and long lasting.
Special Directions for Short Season Climates
SOWING: Sow outdoors soon after danger of frost has passed or start seeds indoors in individual peat pots or containers 6 to 8 weeks before setting out. Cover with 1/16" fine soil firmed down. Can be started in the Fall in mild winter areas.
THINNING AND TRANSPLANTING: Thin seedlings to 10 inches apart when 4 inches high. Transplant individually potted seedlings carefully after danger of frost has passed.
GERMINATION: 2 to 3 weeks at 60 F. Keep soil moderately moist during germination.
Ed's Special Advice
Plant in well drained soil in sunny location and keep fairly moist by soaking soil. For prolonged blooming remove faded flowers. As plants get taller some staking may be required.