Larkspur, 'Earl Grey'


(Delphinium consolida) There is a hushed wonder stepping into a greenhouse on a rather dismal rainy day only to be astonished by the haunting beauty that is Earl Grey. A dusty and silvery slate purple in color, this is one that would do even better if you had a chance to stake them for the stalks are as tall as they are prolific. With almost 4’ spikes of flowers and the continually giving nature of larkspurs, your summer bouquets will shine. A favorite cut flower both fresh and dried and very much suitable for greenhouse or field growing. May overwinter in a greenhouse or in more mild temps.
**All parts of plant are considered poisonous if consumed by humans or livestock**
90 days. UO, TR, MP

Packet: 50 seeds

Product Code: LAR-EG-pkt

Availability:In stock

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Growing Info

SOWING:

Sow indoors 6-8 weeks before your last frost.

Transplant after last frost.

Direct seed after last frost.

Note: To improve germination, chill seed one week before sowing. Tolerant of cooler temps. 

PLANTING DEPTH:

1/8-1/4" Darkness required to germinate.

SPACING:

9-12" in rows 15" apart.

EMERGENCE:

14-21 days @ soil temp 55F. Does not germ well above 55F.

LIGHT:

Full sun to part shade

FERTILITY:

Average to high. Prefers well-drained, and evenly moist soil.

ADDITIONAL NOTES:

Provide support to keep them upright and tidy.

Fresh and dried flower

Cut when 1/3 of stem is in bloom and expect a vase life of one week. Allow flowers to open and hang upside down to dry.