What could be better than towering spires of white flowers. Larkspur ‘White’ has an excellent vase life and you can even turn it into natural confetti!
Absolutely stunning in the garden, it mixes well with so many colours.
I tend to store my seed in the refrigerator or freezer prior to sowing to speed up germination, but then let Mother Nature and the winter temperatures do the work.
Note: All parts of this plant are poisonous, including the seeds. Exercise caution around children and pets.
How to Grow:
Sow seed direct or into modules from Autumn to early Spring.Larkspur then needs a period of cool growing temperatures to gain a good flowering height. Larkspur has a ‘tap root so Dislikes root disturbance. For more detailed growing instructions join our ‘Grow Along’ on Instagram
Variety: Delphinium Consolida
Type: Hardy Annual
Position: Full sun in free draining soil.
Sow: Spring or Autumn
Germination: Up to 30 days
Pinching: Not required
Harvest: May/June – July
Seeds per packet: 150 (approx. counted by weight)
Cutting /Vase Life:
For the longest vase life cut when a third of the blooms are open. Larkspur Consolida can also be dried or used to make confetti…
To dry, let all but the top three to four flowers open, then pick and hang upside down in a warm, dry place out of bright light for 2-3 weeks.
Place flowers straight into ready buckets of water. We rest our stems for a few hours in water, this is called conditioning.