Grows fast and doing well
Good perennial for the price
These colors work well together and look amazing
The purple is simply amazing when in blooms
Does well in well drained soil. Does not like clay hard soil unless you add potting mixture
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Goes Well With
We ship all plants usps priority mail. They arrive to most locations within 2-3 days. We package all plants to retain moisture to up to 10 days in transit. All plants ships from our warehouses in Tennessee. All plants are grown and shipped from out Altamont (zip) 37301 location. We do drop ship for re-sellers also for those wanting to resell our plants.
How We Protect Your Plants For Transit
All plants are dug and immediately taken to our warehouse and tera-sorb moisture retention gel is applied to the roots and then wrapped in plastic to retain superior moisture for transit. They are placed in corogated cardboard shipping boxes for protection when shipped
Upon Receipt Of Your Plants
Upon receipt of your plants, unpack and unwrap the roots and mist with water. Plant within 24-48 hours. If you can not plant within this time frame, put your plants in a cool location (ex- basement, garage or cellar) and water the roots daily. Cover them back up with the plastic so they will not dry out until you can plant them. After planted, water every evening after the sun goes down for 5 days.
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Lark Spur is exceedingly attractive to butterflies and can be used in flowering gardens to attract them.
Lark Spur - Consolida ajacis. A tall, showy annual with true blue flowers and light stalks. Its name is derived from its calyx which looks like a pointed spur from a side view. The plant looks very similar to the perennial Delphinium. However, that species is a perennial. Larkspurs have more delicate leaves; the flowers are smaller and aren't as densely packed on the stem. It self-seeds readily and grows to a height of 1-3 feet in the partial or full sun. Although blue is a favorite hue, this plant also has pink, red, purple, and white cultivars. The leaves and stems are a blue-green, and it blooms in spring and summer. Lark Spur takes care of itself, and the seeds so easily. The plants thrive best in well-drained soil that gets consistent water but doesn't remain wet. Blooms won't be profuse if there is too much shade, and in dry conditions, the plant may grow very little. If grown in full sun, most plants will be robust and not require staking, though others may grow spindly if the light is in short supply. Seedlings should be set about 10-12 inches apart to allow for ample room for the roots.
The Lark Spur, also commonly referred to by its Latin, scientific name Delphinium (meaning Dolphin), is a genus of flowering plants that are typically native to the Northern Continents.
Lark Spur plants may also, more rarely, be found growing in mountainous regions of Africa. Larkspurs are distinct in that they are incredibly toxic, both to man and animal (don't eat them!) and can usually be identified by their five spreading and peculiarly shaped and extremely colorful, petals which look very similar to a fish or dolphin (hence the terminology). In color and hue, Larkspurs tend towards purple or bluish purple and grow in thick, tall tufts. Though they cannot be eaten raw by humans.
Lark Spur ships as Bare Root