An annual Mediterranean plant of the buttercup family, which bears spikes of spurred flowers. It is closely related to the delphiniums, with which it has been bred to produce a number of cultivated hybrids.
Genus Consolida (formerly Delphinium), family Ranunculaceae‘Will the poppy seeds come up planted where the larkspur grows?’
- ‘That's what I thought, too, before I tried larkspur, an old-fashioned flower that seems devoted to making my gardening life easier.’
- ‘Most of our celosia fell victim to damping off, and the larkspur and other flowers were late.’
- ‘She uses all colors, but especially likes the bold blues of delphiniums and larkspur and the soft blue of Russian sage.’
- ‘Planting early flowers will bring bees to your garden to pollinate the first vegetables - try direct seeding poppies, nigella, larkspur, cosmos and gypsophila.’