In our garden, larkspur grows really well and thrive with neglect as long as it received ample sunlight and the soil is not dry out. The blooming period of each plant growing in different corner of our garden varies starting from mid-spring until mid-summer. Sometime Imperial larkspur plants can grow over 1.5metre tall. Pruning the spent bloom will help to make the blooming season longer. Imperial larkspurs make nice cut flower.
Larkspur seed pod near our watermark.
The seed pod will automatically pop open by itself when its ready.
You probably get many self-sowed larkspur next year.
Larkspur ancestor colour is commonly purple.
So purple will be the dominant colour.
Fresh collected larkspur seeds.
The seeds are very easy to collect.
Seeds that had just germinated.
It was easier to differentiate those seedlings to avoid weeding it out.
The seedlings have stripe leaves at this stage.
How young larkspur seedlings look like.
We found many self-seeded larkspur seedlings from early April through the month of May.
Probably indication the best time to sow Imperial larkspur seeds here in Adelaide plain.
Imperial larkspur flower bud.
All of those are self-sowed flowers~larkspur, calendula and sunflower.
The imperial larkspur is not a bushy plant.
So it can be grown closely together.
Larkspur grows well in container as well.
These are larkspur volunteers.
It was not our intention to grow them in container.
Larkspur growing in container blooming with dragon carrot side by side.
Most larkspur plant are toxic.
Don't take a chance nibbling on them.
Like to have them growing in your garden?
Just drop a comment.
We will pick 5 randomly.