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Larkspur - Splish Splash

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Ships from Monday the 10th June.

CONSOLIDA AJACIS

My all time favourite larkspur! Every stem, every petal is a unique splash-painted mix of colours, from the palest lilac through to magenta and every mix in between!

We've grown these from seeds we saved ourselves, so there's a slight chance you might get a dark purple plant instead.

Please note, we have a minimum plant order of 5 plants (you can mix & match any plants to meet the minimum).

Our plant boxes can fit up to 10 plants per box.

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LARKSPUR - Splish Splash - PLANTS
LARKSPUR - Splish Splash - PLANTS Sale price$9.00

Consolida ajacis

Plant Type: Hardy Annual

Ideal Location: Full Sun

Spacing: 15–35cm

Height: 100cm+

If you have found your larkspur don't thrive over our wet winters, we have found waiting to sow ours till spring and planting very far apart, helps hold them back to flowering in early summer when it's usually (hopefully) drier and still not too hot, as a little sweet spot window for us.

In drier climates larkspur can be planted very close together (10cm) for quicker larger mostly one stem harvests, or alternatively at 22cm and pinched for more smaller (bouquet sized) stems.

All parts of these plants are poisonous, including the seeds. Wash hands after handling.

A Note on Hardening Off

All our plants are grown as we would grow & plant ourselves, which means we typically do not harden off (acclimatise) any of our smaller plants before planting.

Instead, after planting, we always cover all our plants with some sort of frost/mikroclima type cloth over wire low hoops. We leave this cover on till the plants are too big for the cover (usually a couple months later). We have found this extra layer of prolonged cover does away with any need to faff around hardening off plants, and the difference between any plants under these low hoops and those with zero transitionary cover is astonishing!

Prior to planting we also always give our plants a very good soak in water with a swig of seaweed solution and innoculate our plants with beneficial microorganisms. This helps alleviate stress, and start all our plants off with the best possible beginnings.

If however you don't / can't plant under some similar sort of cover, then we do definitely recommend you give your plants 5–14 days to slowly acclimatise to your less protected environment before planting out. We are reasonably mild compared to more southern growers, so easing the plants into colder climates is definitely advised.

Cloth: Polynet / Redpath
Hoops: 4mm Fencing Wire (which we cut up to fit our beds, with bolt cutters as fencing pliers are waaay too hard on our hands!)