Larkspur QIS plants in fall

kitkat_oregon(7)June 13, 2006

Is there an advantage (from the point of view of earlier bloom)in starting Larkspur in the fall? If so, how much earlier. We are in a slight frost pocket here with a frost free date of 5/10 give or take a week or so. Thanks for any input.

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flowers4u(z6 OR)

Hi -
I've tried both! I think the trick to fall seed sowing is to do it early enough so the plants get established. Mine didn't last year, but they did come up! I planted plugs as well about a month ago. The fall seeded plants are about ready to bloom, so that's a plus.
Try both!

    Bookmark   June 14, 2006 at 4:28PM
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I would put my money on Fall planting for earlier bloom. But, as you know, gardening is like a Roulette game, sometimes.

    Bookmark   June 14, 2006 at 6:33PM
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goodscents(z5 MI)

The best larkspur I ever have are the ones that self sow. They are always larger and earlier than the ones I sow in the spring. I am in zone 5 and they reliably reappear every year so I don't think you will have problems in zone 7.

That said, when I have tried to fall sow I have had mixed results. Maybe I sowed them too late?

    Bookmark   June 15, 2006 at 12:47PM
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