Larkspur is its popular name.
Its genus is delphinium. They have tall
beautiful spikes with petaled flowers with tail. They come in a variety of
colors like blue, purples, lilac, white, rose and pink etc. but mostly available
in blue and purple.
Other gardeners say that Larkspur grows about three feet high but mine grow
much taller than that(about four feet tall). It is equal with my height.
Because of its tall nature you can Plant them as a fence, at the back
of your garden, use as a border or grow them for cutting garden to decoratr your rooms.
Larkspur is hardy annual and very easy to care. It can grow well in both full or
half sunlight or light shade.
Larkspur bloom in Autumn, Winter and Spring in normal
area like Kathmandu valley.
It is hardy so it can tolerate extreme cold too. By nature it is tall so, May require
staking Well so they do not bend under the
weight of the blossoms. And raise soil around the root for strength.
To grow Larkspur You will need:
larkspur seeds, garden trowel, fertilizer or compost, stakes and rope.
Larkspurs are easy to grow from seed. Sow seeds in Fall, Winter and Spring.
But those area where the winter is too cold sow seed end of summer for early growing
and starting of spring for late growing.
Transplanting Larkspurs is very difficult. It doesn't like to move from original
place to other. So it is
best to sow seeds where they will remain or grow permanently.
Keep well-watered during dry periods. Takeout wielt and faded leaves or
flowers which increase to produce more bud and flowers.
We can use larkspur flower in vase as cut flower to decorate our room or house.