How to grow larkspur flowers.

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  1. Larkspur is the flower of the month of July and its meaning denotes Fickleness. Larkspur (Delphinium consolida) belongs to the buttercup family - Ranunculaceae. Larkspur flowers are almost as complex as the Orchids. The colorful Larkspur blooms cover a spectrum from white to blue to violet.
  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. Growing larkspur flowers (Consolida sp.) provides tall, early season color in the spring landscape. Once you learn how to grow larkspur, you will likely include them in the garden year after year. Deciding when to plant larkspurs will depend somewhat on your location. Once established, however, larkspur flower care is simple and basic.
  4. Larkspur vs. Delphinium. A very close relative of larkspur, delphinium looks almost identical in many aspects, but a few differences set these two plants apart. Delphinium tends to be a perennial species, whereas larkspur is an annual. Foliage of larkspur is finer textured than delphinium.
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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