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Larkspur

Posted by random_harvest z8 TX DFW (My Page) on
Tue, Oct 12, 10 at 13:56

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


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RE: Larkspur

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.


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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


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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.


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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.


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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?


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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


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


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


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