Delphinium consolida ajacis

Larkspur

R60.00

These plants produce a number of tall spikes with densely packed florets. Cold hardy, easy to grow and early to flower, their cheery flower spikes are a delight to have in your garden and wonderful in bouquets.

 

50 seeds per packet.

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Flower type:Spike
Life cycle:Hardy Annual
Climate:Prefers cool to moderate temperatures and can withstand some frost. Following germination, plants require a cold period (between 0 and 13 C) for the first 4-6 weeks to ensure they flower well.
Sowing guide:Refrigerate seeds @ 4 C for 1-2 weeks prior to sowing. Direct sow (recommended) in March to April / August or sow in trays and transplant after 8 weeks. If transplanting, take extra care to avoid root disturbance.
Germination guide:14-21 days @ 13 C. Darkness required - cover seed with a layer of soil.
Position:Full Sun
Spacing:15 cm
Pinch:Not necessary
Flowering time:September (if sown in March to April) or 120 days after sowing in August.
Final height:90-120 cm

Growing Tips:

Provide horisontal plant support when growing in windy areas.


Harvesting Tips:

Harvest when the botton 1/3 of the flowers are open. Expected vase life is up to 7 days.

Whether you are growing flowers or vegetables or both, growing your own plants from seed, is one of the most rewarding things for any gardener and you don’t even need a green thumb to do it. With our guidance, it couldn’t be easier!