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- Plant Name- Botanical Name - Larkspur - Viola Pedatifida Hardy Planting Zones- 3-8 Sun or Shade – Sun and Part Shade Mature Height - 6-9" Mature Width- 6-9" Bloom Season – Late Spring (April to June) Gardener Status- Beginner
Lark Spur - Delphinium
The larkspur is a popular flowering plant that's highly sought after due to brightly colored blossoms upon it. Also known as the "Dolphin", they make a wonderful addition to any garden or landscape. Available in a variety of gorgeous colors, including blue, purple, yellow, pink and white. Looking truly marvelous in any part of a yard, enhancing its appearance beyond belief. Growing up to 6 feet tall within a year's time. Its unique leaves have a lacy appeal to them, helping to bring out the beauty of this flowering plant. The larkspur has small fringed petals surrounding the pistils and stamen hiding within its center. Each filled with sweet delicious nectar, ideal for attracting humming birds, butterflies and various bees. Thriving in warm climates, beginning to bloom in the springtime until the mid-summer months. They require full sunlight and do well when planted along fences. Larkspurs also make good landscape additions, especially if used as an ornate border. Making it popular among many local gardeners, providing a touch of class to their garden. Building up a tolerance to most soil types, but do the best in areas with plenty of water drainage. However, for those with heavy soil, putting down some manure or compost prior to planting seems to work best. They look simply marvelous in a beautiful landscape filled with coneflowers,Coreopsis, black-eyed Susans, daisies and lavenders. All of which, make tremendous fresh cut center piece arrangements and can even be dried out to help preserve their beauty. When the weather starts to become oppressively hot, trim down the plants beginning to die off. However, make sure to leave some behind and they'll more than likely pop back up next time around. The larkspur is a flower which depicts love and purity. Creating a peaceful environment filled with serenity. Bringing about optimism and an uplifted spirit of goodness. Depending on where they are purchased, most full-grown larkspur plants arrive at the consumers place of residence in a convenient roll. Giving them the ability to immediately roll it on out and begin the planting process.
Larkspur is a member of the Buttercup family with a biological complexity that rivals the orchid. Its blooms cover a broad spectrum and may present as blue, white, or violet. It is distinguishable among other wildflowers for its loose vertical blooms atop a singular stalk. Larkspur is a popular cut flower that grows best in cool, moist weather. These are very eye-catching plants. They should be watered regularly and spaced approximately 8 inches apart. Soil should remain moist and plants divided every four years. Adds visual appeal to any landscape.