Flower Friday: Larkspur

I learned about Flower Friday last year from Lorilin@Bugbugbooks and have been having a blast sharing some flower pics. Please check out Lorilin’s blog if you haven’t already for book reviews and more!

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Today I chose to share larkspur–another easy flower to grow from seed.

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I started growing this flower in our butterfly garden four years ago and it comes back by reseeding itself every year abundantly with little to no care! The version I grow is titled “cloudy skies” and blooms in purple, blue, and white.

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Image SourceLarkspur resemble their relative delphinium, but these are an annual. You can let the plant reseed and also collect seed easily. They thrive in well-drained soil and full sun. Although these are said to not transplant well, I do grow these from seed in a tray and transplant out in the spring. Here’s a tray I started recently.

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Scientific name: Delphinium
Higher classification: Ranunculaceae
Rank: Genus

You can find larkspur seed at most garden centers and seed sites online. Butterflies love this one too!
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 I hope you enjoyed today’s Flower Friday. To all those celebrating, have a wonderful Easter weekend!

12 thoughts on “Flower Friday: Larkspur

  1. Nel

    Beautiful colors! Love the deep purple one the most. Hard to believe you’re tiny seedlings are going to be those big beautiful flowers. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

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