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Larkspur 'Sublime Lilac'
Larkspur 'Sublime Lilac' Seeds
Masses of elegant lilac double flower spikes on long branching stems and feathery foliage. Sow in spring for summer flowers and again in autumn. From an autumn sowing Larkspur produces sturdy plants and early flowers the following year.
Seeds need stratification - it's easy to do... you can see a simple explanation on the blog. Annual Larkspur are extremely hardy... they are classic country garden plants. Their dramatic flowers are good in your borders, for cut flowers and for drying to make confetti too. If you love Delphiniums then you'll love these! Larkspur are annual Delphiniums.
Height and Spread
90/120cm x 30/45cm (3-4 feet tall x 12/18 inches)
Sow indoors in February/March. Sow outdoors in April/May then again in autumn, September/October. ** Seeds need stratification before sowing.**
Allow 45cm (18 inches) between plants.
Prefers moist but well drained soil in full sun.
Provide netting support to keep plants upright or the stems will bend.
Beautiful lilac flowers produced from May to September.
Pick Larkspur early in the morning, remove most of the leaves and stand them in deep water for a few hours before arranging. Lasts 10 days in a vase.
Larkspur is one of the best annual flowers you can grow. You will be amazed at how gorgeous these flowers are and how talented you are for growing them! They grow particularly well with Dark Blue Larkspur and airy fillers such as Ammi and Dill.