- Plant Name- Botanical Name - Larkspur - Viola Pedatifida Hardy Planting Zones- 3-8 Sun or Shade – Sun and Part Shade Mature Height - 6-9" Mature Width- 6-9" Bloom Season – Late Spring (April to June) Gardener Status- Beginner
Larkspur Plant- Consolida ajacis
Larkspur plants are also known as Delphinium plants. Larkspur plants are made up of about three hundred species of perennial flower plants that are all family in the Raninculaceae. These plants are found through the Northern Hemisphere. They are also found on high up mountains in Africa. These plants leaves are deep loved and have 3 to 7 toothed and pointed lives in a palmate shaped. The flowers stem is stiff and has many different sizes between the species all from ten centimetres all the way up to 2m tall which is found in bigger meadowland species. In the northern regions of the hemisphere you will find this plant topped with a racer of flowers in the June and July months. These flowers will all be many beautiful colors all ranging from purple to blue, yellow to white and red. In most of these flowers you will also find that each of the flowers have five petal looking seals that all grow together to form a hallow pocket with a spur at the end of it (hence the name) and this will look like a dark blue color. Other common names for the Larkspur plant are the Rocket Larkspur or the Giant Larkspur. It is a hardy annual that blooms with pale and sapphire blue double flowers The Larkspur was introduced to North America from Eurasia as an ornamental and has since spread all over the continent. It grows wild along many railroads, open fields, and cleared forests. Larkspur does not need much maintenance to stay healthy throughout its growing season, which is all summer. These are great flowers for borders and do well in flower beds, especially when planted alongside daisies or snapdragons. Alternately, some gardeners harvest larkspur to showcase in floral arrangements to brighten up their homes while others prefer to dry the flowers. It should be noted that giant larkspur is toxic to some animals, such as cattle and horses, and for that reason, it makes an excellent deer deterrent. It should not be planted near pastures or corrals, and care should be taken that it is not allowed to seed these areas.