Larkspur Petite Mix
All our seed is from the latest harvest and super fresh.
Glorious double flowers in shades of dark purple-blue, icy white and pink, the ferny foliage is especially pretty.
These special flowers are much shorter than our other larkspur varieties, perfect for the smaller garden. However, the flowers are still plenty tall enough for vases and arrangements
Clary Sage Coronation Mix has similar shades so makes the perfect planting partner.
Larkspur Petite will also start blooming earlier than the taller cut flower varieties extending your harvest and garden display.
Note: All parts of this plant are poisonous, including the seeds. Exercise caution around children and pets.
How to grow:
Sow seed into modules in Autumn for best results. Larkspur needs both cold stratification to break seed dormancy/trigger germination and vernalisation (a period of cool growing temperatures) to trigger flower development.
Provide support to protect plants from heavy rain showers.
For more detailed growing instructions join our ‘Grow-A-Long’ and for busy gardeners you can now plan ahead with our Autumn Jump Starter Handbook
Variety: Delphinium consolida ambigua
Type: Hardy annual
Position: Full sun in free draining soil.
Sow: Autumn (and or late Winter)
Germination: Up to 30 days
Height: 40cm- 50cm
Harvest: Late May –June
Seeds per packet: 200 (approx. counted by weight)
Cutting /Vase Life:
For the longest vase life cut when a third of the blooms are open. Larkspur can also be dried and used to make natural confetti.
To dry, let all but the top three to four flowers open, then pick and hang upside down in a dry place out of bright light for 2-3 weeks.
For fresh flowers, place straight into buckets of clean fresh water and leave them to rest for at least a few hours, this is called conditioning.