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Larkspur...Now is the time to plant

October 22, 2011

Isn’t the color alluring and the flower charming? Larkspur also attracts beneficial insects and bees to the garden. It’s easy to grow from seed and comes back every year. For all these reasons I like to plant it with my vegetables in the fall garden. 

Read an earlier post about flowers, insects and the vegetable garden. Find a list of some of the flowers that attract beneficials and pollinators here.

Larkspur seeds available here and from many seed purveyors:

  • Renee’s Garden Seeds  I love the descriptions and drawings. Click through to see the photos.
  • Johnny’s Seeds  Nine different colors sold individually and as a mixture. 
  • Swallowtail Garden Seeds in Santa Rosa, CA. Many other annual and perennial flower seeds available by mail.
  • Etsy Didn’t know people sold seeds on Etsy.

Excellent planting instructions here and some history from Landreth Seed Company. Good to know: All parts of the larkspur plant and seeds are poisonous.  

Photo credit: Again, thank you to my cousin, Susan Bell.

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