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We dig plants when your order is received, and ship immediately via US Priority Mail. You will receive a tracking number via email when plants are shipped. All plants are packed to be safe in their packages for up to 3 days after receipt.
How We Protect Your Plants For Transit
We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This provides superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.
Upon Receipt Of Your Plants
Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receipt unless weather prohibits. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water daily for the first week after planting.
Hardy Planting Zone- 3-9
Bloom Season - Larkspurs naturally bloom primarily in early spring and will do so if sewn in fall or as soon as possible in the spring, but they may bloom in summer and fall in cool climates if sewn every two to three weeks until mid-May.
Bloom Color - Blue, purple, lavender, pink, salmon, rose, and white
Height at Maturity - 1 to 4 feet
Soil Type Preferred- Larkspur can tolerate most soil types, but prefer light, moist soils with ample draining capacity.
Sun or Shade - Full sun to partial shade
Larkspur plants are known for their tall, spikey flowers.
Their blooms may be single or double and are evenly spaced around the stem. They usually come in pastel hues, although they can also come in deeper shades of blue. The blooms are found throughout the Northern Hemisphere, as well as on the high mountains in the African tropics. Larkspur was once categorized as a delphinium but has since been recategorized as a consolida, Latin for “an undetermined plant.” Fun fact: despite their pretty and benign appearance, larkspur is toxic to humans and other animals and can be the bane of farmers' existence, as they have been the cause of cattle poisonings on ranges across the western United States and elsewhere.
As intentionally cultivated flowers, larkspurs are classic companions to cottage dwellings, fitting in nicely with the aesthetic of full beds of outdoor blooms.
They also make great cut flowers and can liven up bouquets with their airy presence. According to gardening experts, larkspurs tend to look their best en masse or amongst other annuals and perennials. The flowers are true annuals; they require little attention as they will continue to bloom year after year without intervention.