Larkspur, Annual Delphinum
Native to southern Europe. Upright plants grow to 1–4 ft. tall, 1 ft. wide, with deeply cut, almost ferny leaves. Blossom spikes densely set with 1–1 1/2-in.- wide flowers (most are double) in white or shades of blue, lilac, pink, rose, salmon, carmine; there are also blue-and-white bicolors. Best bloom comes in cooler spring and early summer months. Giant Imperial strain has many 4-ft., compactly placed vertical stalks. Regal strain has 4-ft. base-branching stems, thick spikes of large flowers similar to perennial delphiniums. Super Imperial strain is base branching, has large flowers in 1 1/2 -ft. cone-shaped spikes.
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