How to grow larkspur flowers.

Birth Month Flowers - Prescott eNews

Birthdays' gemstones are exciting, but there are limits to the numbers of emeralds, diamonds, etc. we can bestow on our loved ones! Instead, the practicality and versatility of birth month flower gifts are better suited to today's lifestyles and personal finances. Below are birth month flowers readily available in family gardens or at local garden centers or florist shops.

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  1. The birthday flower of July is the lovely Larkspur, which symbolizes carefree summer days, feeling lighthearted, and just having fun. Larkspur is a highly desirable cut flower with tall spikes of colorful petals that look as perfect in a cut glass vase on the dining room table as they do sitting in a rustic basket or bucket at a casual backyard party.
  2. Delphinium is a genus of about 300 species of perennial flowering plants in the family Ranunculaceae, native throughout the Northern Hemisphere and also on the high mountains of tropical Africa.. All members of the genus Delphinium are toxic to humans and livestock. The common name "larkspur" is shared between perennial Delphinium species and annual species of the genus Consolida.
  3. The larkspur is the July birth flower. Larkspurs are annual species of the genus delphinium, and the names are used interchangeably.The name larkspur comes from the Tudors, due to the bloom’s resemblance to a lark’s spur or claw.
  4. Staking the tall plants is another aspect of larkspur flower care. Provide support when they are young, with a stake that can accommodate the potential 6 to 8 foot growth.
  5. Physical Appearance. The larkspur is a tall flower and the colors of the flower vary including purple, blue, red, yellow, and white. They need full sun and should have some protection from high winds because the hollow flower stalks, though strong, are often so covered with flowers that thay can break in the breeze.
wildflowers wyoming larkspur
Blooming larkspur. Beautiful to look at, poisonous to cattle.
Photo by goosegrease on Flickr

blue flower larkspur
Photo by Photos o' Randomness on Flickr

delphinium larkspur
Delphinium sp. Triangle mountain, Colwood, BC, 20 june 2011
Photo by vijay_SRV on Flickr