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Type: Annual
Seed #: 514
Common Name: Larkspur
Latin Name: adonis aestivalis
Variety: Pheasants Eye
Colour: Deep red
Temperature: 15C - 24C (59F - 75F) (Zone 2)
Blooms: May to July
Site: Full Sun
Height: 25cm - 50cm (10" - 20")
Spread: 30cm - 50cm (12" - 20")
Seeds per pack: 0
Price: $0.00
Plant these to encourage birds and butterflies to visit your garden frequently. This plant produces amazing cutflower.
Attracts
Butterflies
Great
Cutflower

Certified Canada Organic


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Larkspur

Larkspur


Notes: Native to Asia an Europe these tough midsize plants are considered to be rare and endangered. The fine feathery foliage produces masses of brilliant red flowers with black centers and has very unusual seed heads Slow to germinate, but quick to show off its beauty and splendour when planted in masses in beds and borders and large containers. They attract and retain many pollinating insects. Plants are toxic to grazing animals but make a perfectly safe addition to the avid flower gardeners retreat.


Instructions: Direct sow 2 mm deep. Germination 7 to 25 days. These can be transplanted easily if starting them indoors is an option. Sow 3 weeks before the last frost indoors, or sow directly outdoors when temperature stated below is present.


Habitat: Well-drained, moist soil. Healthier blooms appear when mulch is applied to keep the roots cool.


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Evening Scented Stock - This plant enjoys Full Sun, attracts butterflies & is AMAZINGLY SWEET SCENTED! A small grouping of plants will fill your senses with an intoxicating sweet aroma in the early evening. Easily grown in a variety of conditions, but does best in even moisture. These plants produce a profusion of lilac flowers. Once you have grown them once, you will never want to be without them again. For cut flowers, choose stems with flowers that have just opened. Delicately strip the foliage that will fall below the water level, and place in water immediately. Fabulously scented and delicate addition for baskets, beds and borders.   Sunflower - Astoundingly large seed heads characterize this variety. Truly mammoth flower heads that produce a wealth of  seed. Use as a natural bird feeder or harvest the seeds yourself for roasting. Stake plants in windy locations as they are top heavy once in flower.  Enjoys full sun and ample water for an abundant crop.   Nasturtium - Nasturtium is extensively used in organic pest control. They are beneficial in attracting aphids away from other prize plants as well as attracting beneficial hoverflies that eat them. Easily grown in any soil and blooms for long periods. Nasturtiums require little water and no fertilizer, as enriched soil tends to produce more foliage than flowers.  Use the brilliant colours of the flower petals and spice of the leaves as a garnish or to add the finishing touch to your garden fresh salads. Sweetly scented edible flowers and spicily scented foliage attracts hummingbirds.
Evening Scented Stock   Sunflower   Nasturtium
(Matthiola Bicornis)   (Helianthus annuus)   (Tropaeolum majus L.)

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