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|Planting Time:||spring or summer|
|Height:||20" to 28"|
|Exposure:||full sun, protected from strong winds|
|Soil:||rich, well-drained soil|
|Hardiness:||n/a, flowering will be short-lived and much less vigorous in hot and arid regions|
|Bloom Time:||spring and summer|
|Flower:||a variety of colors including spikes of red, pink, violet and white flowers|
|Suggested Use:||beds, borders, cut flowers|
|Growing Hints:|| Sow seeds directly in garden in the spring. Sow them in the location you want them to grow as Larkspurs do not like to be transplanted. |
Plants should be spaced about 6 to 8 inches apart. Water deeply to encourage root development, but be sure the roots do not stand in water or they will be at risk for root rot. To use as cut flowers, scald ends in hot water before soaking in cool water.
|Interesting Facts:||Larkspurs are related to delphiniums except they only grow to a height of 20 to 28 inches. They make good substitutes for gardeners wanting the spiky look of the delphinium, but without all the extra staking care required.|