Larkspur

random_harvest(z8 TX DFW)October 12, 2010

When do y'all sow your larkspur? Now? Later?

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debndal(8a DFW, TX)

I usually sow mine in November, but I have waited till late winter. Seem to perform about the same - maybe bloom earlier when I sow in fall.

    Bookmark   October 12, 2010 at 11:43PM
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honeybunny2(Z9TX)

Mine have self sow, since the '90's. This year our yard man pulled up my plants, so I will need to buy seeds. I will put mine down around the end of this month. That is when nature usually did it for me. Barbra

    Bookmark   October 13, 2010 at 9:57AM
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random_harvest(z8 TX DFW)

I love flowers that plant themselves, but my larkspur tend to fizzle out after a few years and then I need to start over with fresh ones from seed to improve their attitude. Late October planting in zone 9 would correspond nicely to November planting up here in zone 8 Dallas. Think that's what I'll do. But this great weather just has me itching to plant something NOW.

    Bookmark   October 13, 2010 at 2:58PM
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cynthianovak

mine have come back for a number of years...I love that fascinating foliage that comes up in the fall and spring. That said, I would sow now but not hesitate to sow as late as January if you forget.

BTW where did you find your seeds?

I planted my anemones last week and thought of you.

    Bookmark   October 13, 2010 at 6:34PM
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random_harvest(z8 TX DFW)

Hey, I planted anemones today & thought of you!

I got a packet of blue shades only at NorthHaven Gardens, $1.89, packaged by an outfit called Botanical Interests, Inc. Whatever happened to the racks of Burpee seeds at the grocery store?

    Bookmark   October 13, 2010 at 9:42PM
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wally_1936(8b)

It is starting to look like many of the grocery and box stores are cutting back on seeds each year, we may end up some time soon having to go to a nursery or buy by mail.
Paul

    Bookmark   October 17, 2010 at 10:44PM
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maden_theshade(8 - Austin)

will any kind of larkspur grow here? or do you try to grow the 'prairie' variety?

    Bookmark   October 19, 2010 at 11:28PM
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random_harvest(z8 TX DFW)

I've always grown whatever came to hand, always with good results. What's the 'prairie' variety?

    Bookmark   October 19, 2010 at 11:45PM
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